A closer look at the Over the Front exhibit at the Australian War Memorial

Posted by David on December 14, 2008 12:51 PM

Over the Front LogoPreviously I told you about how Peter Jackson's "Crossing the Line" was being adapted into a museum exhibit in Australia.  According to a poster at the Aerodrome forum, the film shown is actually nothing like "Crossing the Line":

The AWM movie is nothing like "Crossing the Line."

As with many of Peter Jackson's efforts the AWM film is designed to get youngsters interested in the First War in the Air - they will be the historians and modellers who will replace us.

Colin A Owers
The exhibit itself, which has now been open over two weeks, has been seen by many people, but unfortunately a lot of us don't have the opportunity to see it (until our inevitable Australia trip, of course).  Fortunately, thanks to the magic of the internet and thanks to the Australian War Memorial, there's been pictures and several videos posted:

Construction of "Over the Front"

Silent movie that plays between the audio-visual shows at the Over the Front exhibit.

Along with that there's also the official Flickr slideshow for Over The Front from the Australian War Memorial!  So we've got plenty to keep us satisfied until we non-Aussies get the chance to visit.

Peter Jackson's "Crossing the Line" movie adapted into museum exhibit
The Aerodrome Forum: Australian War Museum 28 nov 2008