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Kapooka Tragedy Memorial

In May 1945, Australia suffered a horrific military training accident when an explosion at the Kapooka Army Base resulted in the death of 26 men.

According to ABC's Anne Delaney, "Trainee sappers (engineers) and Royal Australian Engineers Training Centre staff were conducting training in the preparation of hand charges when a massive explosion destroyed the dugout they were in, and killed 26 men."

To view Anne Delaney's story on the Kapooka Tragedy Memorial click here

To view the location of the Kapooka Tragedy Memorial site click here.

Last updated
7 December 2016

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