Legacy of the World War One Aviators

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Peter

The Australian Government was looking for projects to commemorate the service of Australians in WWI 1914-1918. As a documentary maker and also volunteer at an Aviation Heritage Museum in Perth, Western Australia, I had a think about what we could do. Looking at our WWI section something ...Read more

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