Military History & Heritage Victoria

Military history and heritage is an important part of Australia’s national story. MHHV Inc. aims to encourage interest in Australian and especially Victorian military history and heritage in all of its forms; to develop and engage in activities related to its research, preservation, promotion, education and commemoration. MHHV also aims to promote the interests of its member organisations in the community at large and to promote communication and cooperation within the military history and heritage community. New Site

What’s Coming Up

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    Apr, 2021

  • Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete in Victoria

    The Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue

    April 18 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

    The Battle of Crete & Greece Commemorative Council of Victoria, on behalf of the Cretan Brotherhood of Melbourne and Pancretan Association of Melbourne, are pleased to invite you to the following commemorative events on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Crete.

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