Wartime Magazine Issue 5
This issue is OUT OF PRINT and is unable to be ordered. Articles featured include:
"It's great to say, 'remember when...'" by Carolyn Newman
Women's recollections of service life - from the Memorial's Second World War exhibition
Names, faces and stories by Peter Stanley
Four stories from the Memorial's Second World War gallery
The remains of the day: a boat and diary from the landings on Gallipoli
by Anne-Marie Conde and Chris Goddard
"Rendering them safe" by Peter Stanley
RANVR mine disposal officers in Britain
Education section: A doctor's prisoner-of-war diary by Jo Pillinger
What sort of life did the prisoners of the Japanese lead?
How did their doctors look after the sick under these circumstances?
How does the diary of a prisoner of war help us to find answers to such questions?
"A triumph of ingenuity and delivery" by Garth Pratten
The Australian jeep trains of British North Borneo
Len Siffleet and the Whiting Mission by Garth Pratten
In 1943 Len Siffleet was sent on a reconnaissance mission to New Guinea. He was betrayed and executed. His story is one of those told in the Australian War Memorial’s Second World War gallery with a display honouring his life and to highlight the extraordinary details of the mission upon which he died.
Defenders of Newcastle - The tank traps of Belmont by Richard Brown
1942, BHP and its smaller satellite industries were major manufacturers of iron and steel products for military – and the Japanese knew this well.
Australians in BCOF by Peter Londey
The British Commonwealth Occupation Force comes face to face with the Japanese on their home ground
Confrontation by Peter Edwards
Australia's curious war of diplomacy in South-East Asia in the 1960's
Lucky Beggars: Australia's disabled veterans after the Great War by Philippa Martyr
Before the Australians had been exposed to active service in the First World War, being sent home to Australia in disgrace had been the most sever disciplinary action possible within the AIF. But repatriation – return to the home country – lost much of its force as a punishment after the Pozieres offensive and the horrific loss of life on the Western Front.
"Men of a service" by Don Fraser
Australia's merchant seamen performed wartime duties unseen by the general public
Address by Sir William Deane
The unveiling of the merchant seamen memorial at the Australian War Memorial, 17 October 1998
New items in Military heraldry and technology by Jane Peek
In July 1998 the Memorial was honoured to receive, from Mr Tom Blackburn, the Victoria Cross, decorations and medals awarded to his late grandfather, Brigadier A.S Blackburn. They are now displayed in the Memorial’s Hall of Valour.
72 pages, illustrated throughout.