Wartime Magazine Issue 15

Spring 2001

  • No longer missing by Phil Smith. Two airmen recovered from a Beaufighter receive a proper burial.
  • ANZAC Hall opens to fanfare. The Prime Minister, John Howard, officially opened ANZAV Hall on 21 June 2001.
    ‘Emden beached and done for’  by Robert Nichols. ANZAC Hall features a display that recreates the battle between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden.
  • Gallipoli Rose by Anne-Marie Conde. For centuries, plants have had symbolic meaning. In Australia there is a plant that is especially suggestive of the courage and sacrifice of the First World War.
  • Birth of the digger? By David Hallett. Did Australian soldiers learn their first lesson at The siege of Elands River?
  • Search for seven brothers. Ross Taylor is writing a book about the Taylors and others from Mudgee and Rylstone district who went to the Boer War.
  • Army Women’s roll still being defined by Janette Bomford. Founders of the WRAAC would not have envistaged Australian women serving near thre front lines in East Timor in 2000.
  • A crucial edge by Mike Cecil. German forces believed Enigma, recently installed in the Memroial’s Second World War gallery, gave them the unbreakable codes. They were wrong.  
  • The mascot by Darryl Kelly OAM. In the First World War, a grieving airman finds a son - Henri Heremene.
  • Forlorn courage by Julie Padanyi-Ryan. The forgotten campaign in Syria.
  • In the Rats’ footsteps by Garth Pratten. Though preserved in the Libyan desert, Tobruk is seldom visited.
  • 'A good dishing’ on 42nd Street by Peter Stanley. On a May morning in 1941, Australian and NBew Zealanders charged through an olive grove in Crete to stop the Germans.
  • Battle of Cape Matapan by David M. Stevens. Early in the Second World War, the naval and air forces of the Allies and Axis battled for control of supply lines across the Mediterranean. At Cape Matapan, the Royal Navy won a significant victory. Three Australian warships too part.
  • Saving the Suez by Ian Hodges. The battle of Romani, 4 August 1916.
  • A Huey and its driver by Mike Nelmes. Installation of the Bell UH-1B Iroquois helicopter A2-1019 – the ‘Huey’ – in ABZAC Hall for its first major public display has revived amny colourful stories.
  • Long Tan action in paint by Penny Craswell. Bruce Fletcher’s painting vividly captures D Company, 6RAR, in the battle at Long Tan.
  • A creaking, rattling, lumbering throng by John Moremon. Some 2,000 Australian men drove lorries on the Western Front, delivering men, material and supplies, and helping pioneers modern mechanised forces.
  • Wheels of war by Mark Whitmore. At the outbreak of the First World War, the newly-created Motor Transport Board faced the challenge of obtaining nearly 200 vehicles.
  • Fully illustrated, 72 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 15
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