Australian War Museum – Dioramas

The AWM has a large collection of detailed and large Dioramas depicting fields of battle where Australians fought inWW1 also later conflicts. These are detailed and often specific men and occurrences in battles are depicted. Battles depicted include Lone Pine, Pozieres, the Somme, Ypres and WW2 battles. Two Korean War dioramas were completed in 2007 while the First World War dioramas were constructed in the 1920s and are counted “among the greatest treasures of the Memorial,” Charles Bean, founder of the AWM said he “.. saw them as works of art, a way of helping people in Australia to understand the devastation and danger of battle, and the sacrifice and sufferings of the people to whom the Memorial is dedicated.”