79 years since the Battle of Crete: a service at the National War Memorial, Adelaide, followed by dance, music, food and history at nearby Anzac House.

This special community event will commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Crete (May 20-June 1, 1941) and celebrate the relationship forged between Australia and Greece during World War II.

After a commemorative wreath-laying service at the National War Memorial (corner Kintore Ave & North Terrace, Adelaide), walk in procession down the hill to the historic ANZAC House Drill Hall (on Torrens Parade Ground).

There, an afternoon of spectacular Cretan music, dance, food – and captivating history talks – will follow, MC’d by podcast maker Megan Spencer (From A Whisper To a Bang!). Speakers TBA soon!

Discover the rich history of the Anzacs in Greece and Crete, and listen to incredible stories of resilience, courage, and endurance during wartime.

Part of South Australia’s History Festival, 1-31 May, 2020.

  • When: Sunday 24 May, 12pm – 3pm.
  • Where: National War Memorial, 190 North Terrace, Adelaide (gathering point). After the ceremony, inside at nearby Anzac House (Drill Hall), Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Ave, Adelaide.
  • Price: FREE.
  • Registration essential – tickets at Eventbrite.
  • Organiser: Virtual War Memorial Australia – Schools Program and supported by the Cretan Association of South Australia.
Image credits: (top), Eventbrite; (middle) Makrikhori, Crete, 11th June, 1945. Photo: V.J. Krauth. Australian War Memorial collection: 13103