Wartime Magazine Issue 19

July 2002

  • The invasion that wasn't by Peter Stanley. Fears of a Japanese invasion suited Australia's wartime government, but one was never planned.
  • The last kill by Brad Manera. A brief air battle over the north-western Australian coast rated only one sentence in the nation's history.
  • ‘In the event of my death’ by Peter Burness. The men of Bomber Command were saluted as the bravest of the brave. Twenty-year-old Colin Flockhart epitomised their courage.
  • Pompey Elliott: true leader by Ross McMullin. The commander of the 7th Battalion at Gallipoli and the 15th Brigade at the Western Front was the most famous fighting general in the First AIF and after the war became a household name.
  • Nursing didn't end with the war by Ruth Rae. Australian nurses in the First World War were forced to look after their own.
  • Agony after the sinking by Ian Hodges. A new exhibition recounts a neglected episode in which HMAS Armidale's survivors battled an unrelenting and cruel sea.
  • Forgotten 'brilliance' by Ken Wright. The story of the first tanks might have been somewhat different if an innovative Australian had not been overlooked.
  • Australia’s first tank on show by Michael Cecil. The Mark IV Tank.
  • The art of war by Laura Back. Sir William Dargie returns to the Australian War Memorial.
  • One came home by Chris Coulthard-Clark. The waler's tale touched a nation, but the facts are coloured by wistful fiction.
  • Heroes of the Han by Colin Jones. An astute Australian commander, Lietenant Commander Allen Nelson Dollard, was an inspiration to all.
  • Words from the front by Jim Clarke. Australian correspondents overcame many barriers to report war news.
  • X-Men by Ray Worledge. Australians were at the forefront of underwater attacks in the latter years of the Second World War.
  • Legacy of care by Alf Argent. Legacy had its origins in Gallipoli, Palestine, France and Flanders in the Great War of 1914-18. Some of the men who returned from the battlefields felt their colleagues in business were failing to adequately assist other returned servicemen. One man decided to do something about it. He was General Sir John Gellibrand.
  • South Australia's Boxer connection by Robin Pennock. Attacks on European embassies in Peking drew a spirited response from the far-flung colonies of the British Empire.
  • William Clarkson (1859-1934) the RAN’s top engineer by Chris Coulthard-Clark.
  • Wounded on the Somme. Lance Corporal Robert Bennie recounts the horrors of winter in the trenches around Flers.
  • A sense of humour in K-force by Harry Wallace.
  • Fully illustrated, 72 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 19
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