This website was created as a consequence of The Great Search. As part of the Centenary of Federation commemorations, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, in collaboration with ABC Radio, launched The Great Search, inviting veterans and their families to submit their wartime memorabilia. More than 1800 responses were received and these included photos, letters, diaries, reminiscences and family records. Many of these were drawn on for the “Australians at War” documentary series which was screened on ABC TV during the Centenary of Federation year. 43 of those stories were included in Simply Hell Let Loose (Department of Veterans' Affairs, which includes personal accounts and family records relating to the major conflicts in which Australians have served, from the Boer War to the Gulf War. They depict the efforts of men and women, service and medical personnel and civilians. Many others are included on this website. This site is well worth a look, and is a great adjunct to the book and television series. Visitors can add their own or a family member’s story, or they can select a conflict, scroll through the synopses and click on one of the many Australian stories of war.