Wartime Magazine Issue 18

April 2002

  • Kokoda commanders by David Horner. The Australian senior commanders faced more obstacles that the Japanese in the Owen Stanley Range.
  • Villains or victims? By Dr Craig Wilcox, Mr Nick Bleszynski and Mr Bill Woolmore. On 27 February 1902, Harry “Breaker” Morant and Peter Handcock were shot by a British firing squad in Pretoria. A hundred years on, the controversy over the rights and wrongs of the case continues.
  • The shy VC by Les Hetherington. A memorial, erected by his comrades at Wellington Barracks in London, commemorates a daring Australian, Arthur Percy Sullivan.
  • Without question, a hero by Ashley Ekins. Controversy dogs Kevin “Dasher” Wheatley, a courageous Australian who died for his mate in the Vietnam War.
  • The battles for Bullecourt by Peter Burness. Eighty-five years ago, Australian soldiers began a terrible struggle in France.
  • Australians in the air war over Malta by Lex McAulay. In 1942, Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth and Australian flying aces played a vital role in its defence.
  • Dogs of war by Elizabeth Stewart. The story of the canines and their handlers in the Combat Tracker Teams during the Vietnam War.
  • Behind the mask of duty by Laura Back. Stella Bowen created a distinctive style of decorative portraiture to reveal the private and public worlds of those who served.
  • Gallipoli on film by George Imashev. The only surviving film footage of the Gallipoli campaign – Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett.
  • Forgotten assault by David Stevens. The night the Japanese bombarded the tiny Western Australian settlement of Port Gregory – and no one noticed.
  • The Hawkesbury–Nepean frontier war by John Connor. Governor Macquarie ordered punishing military operations but could not conquer the elusive Aborigines.
  • Lumbago Jack: Minister for Austerity by Ross McMullin. Remembering John Dedman, the minister notorious for his wartime austerity measures.
  • In the steps of Monash by Mark Johnston. Students from Scotch College, Melbourne embark on an expedition to Gallipoli and the Western Front.
  • Escape from Crete. In April 1941, German troops overran Crete. Private S. L. Carroll of the 2/11th Battalion recounts his escape.
  • The kindness of strangers by Robbie Braithwaite. The good deeds of the Australian Comforts Fund remembered.
  • Fully illustrated, 72 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 18
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