IN THE PACIFIC
An Online exploration after 75 Years: Australian, Japanese and U.S. Persepectives
War and Peace in the Pacific is an online exhibition which delves into the events and impacts both on the battlefield of the Pacific War, and at home, 75 years after they occurred. You will find Australian, Japanese and U.S. perspectives. Follow this journey as we discover new stories, and uncover familiar ones in new ways.
New stories will be added constantly over the next five years. Bookmark this page, or sign up to our newsletters, which will include future updates on War and Peace in the Pacific.
The night of Feb 28, 1942 saw the HMAS Perth and USS Houston face off against a large portion of the Imperial Japanese. This is their story of facing overwhelming odds, and the battle's aftermath. Read.
The Bombing of Darwin was the first attack by Japanese forces on the Australian mainland after Australia had officially declared war on Japan on the 9th December 1941. Read.
Three navies, four aircraft carriers, 255 aircraft and 76 ships in a four-day battle that changed naval warfare forever. Eight ships sunk, 161 aircraft destroyed and 1622 men killed. Read.
I grew up hearing my dad’s tales of the Second World War, the good and the bad. One of my joys was him tucking me into bed of a night, Navy fashion; nice and tight. Read.
Supported by the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund
As part of the project, schools from Australia, Japan and the United States have been asked to participate in a wide range of educational activities. For example, see Micheal Johnson from California's PowerPoint on the Doolittle raid.
In 2017 schools were asked to create video documentaries. The result was videos with different perspectives featuring a
wide range of aspects of the Pacific conflict, which you can see below.
In 2018, schools will be designing banners for an exhibition. If you'd like your class or school to join in this international project, read this information pack. The winners will have their work displayed at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Below are all the films submitted in the inagural year of War and Peace in the Pacific 75. First off, a compilation of all films submitted to get an introduction to the wide range of subjects covered.
Destroyer: HMAS Vampire
Submarine: HMAS Onslow
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Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
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sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777