0808 commemorates the efforts of the Australians in planning and achieving the victory at The Battle of Amiens which brought about the early end to WW1. 0808 also honours the outstanding contribution General Sir John Monash made to the community before and after WWI.
The Battle of Amiens, 8th August 1918, was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during World War I. Led by General John Monash, all 5 Divisions of the Australian Forces were fighting together for the first time under Australian Command.
0808@Large is a project to inspire Victorian schools & community organisations to learn more about 1918 through performance & remembering our heritage.
The Monash Medal is awarded annually to an Australian who has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian community and beyond.
Each year at 8am on the 8th of August a service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance to mark the Battle of Amiens and remember those who fought it.
Selected Year 10 students interact with key leaders to consider their leadership at school and in community through examining John Monash's style.
Monash Medal 2017 Presentation
Monash Commemorative Service
0808 8am Ceremony at The Shrine
99th Anniversary of 0808 – The Battle of Amiens. Gather at 0745 for overflight by the Sopwith and RE8 (RAAF Museum) over the Shrine Forecourt. Service in Sanctuary followed by 0808 Address, 1918 Cantata performance and refreshments. All welcome.
Peace - A Cantata for John Monash
A massed performance concert for school and community choirs, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre. See 0808@Large for details and expressing interest.