ART OF WAR: Edward Schefe and Matthew Bradford peruse the  War Ship  exhibition, set up at Roma State College on Wednesday.
ART OF WAR: Edward Schefe and Matthew Bradford peruse the War Ship exhibition, set up at Roma State College on Wednesday. Alexia Austin

Maritime exhibit drops anchor at RSC

ROMA State School students stepped into the shoes of our Anzac heroes at the War Ships exhibition on Wednesday.

The visual presentation, sponsored by the Roma RSL Sub-branch, educated the students on World WarI maritime warfare, the presentation topical as Anzac Day approaches.

The presentation was set up at Roma State College, with Roma RSL president George Mehay giving a speech on the navy's endeavours.

"The students were a bit shocked when they first looked at it but once I explained it they became more interested,” Mr Mehay said.

"The exhibit focuses mainly of the history of the Australian Navy, from 1911 when it was first formed, to 1918, the end of the war.

"The navy is as important as the ground forces and it's always important to understand the history behind the war.

"You can forgive what has happened but you should never forget the achievements.”

The exhibition will be showing at schools across the Maranoa and will be open to the public at the Roma RSL from Monday to Friday next week.


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