Wartime Magazine Issue 22

April 2003

  • War without boundaries by Peter Londey. In 1945 the United Nations was set up to save the world from “the scourge of war”, but today the nature of war has changed radically.
  • The Hook, July 1953 by Brad Manera. Fifty years ago the last Australian action of the Korean War was fought.
  • Pozières hell by Peter Burness. Not all soldiers “killed in action” died on the battlefield. One hero, Captain David Twining, survived for 15 years.
  • ANZAC Day VC at Villers-Bretonneux by Brad Manera. Lieutenant Clifford Sadlier and Sergeant Charles Stokes were given awards for bravery in a courageous counter-attack on 25 April 1918.
  • Bare Back by Mike Cecil. An armoured personnel carrier comes to rest at the Memorial.
  • Death in the minefield by Ashley Ekins. A clever stategem to cut off the enemy in Vietnam became “our worst enemy”, thought the Army Minister.
  • Crucial FSB role in ‘mini-tet’ by Chris Clark. The largest regimental-scale action involving Australians since the Second World War was staged in May 1968.
  • A born horseman. Historian and critic Humphrey McQueen looks at the portrait by Tom Roberts’s of Sergeant Robert Fraser of the NSW Mounted Rifles, in an extract from the book Artists in Action.
  • At the tip of the javelin by Ian Hodges. Only the best were hand-picked for the Dam Busters aircrew and among them were several Australians.
  • Power of the brush by Lee Kinsella. Second World War official artist Geoffrey Mainwaring’s outstanding works ranged from dramatic portraits to detailed drawings of military technology.
  • The long tow home by Richard Pelvin. In early 1942 the Australian destroyer HMAS Vendetta made a remarkable voyage under tow from Singapore to Melbourne.
  • Arnall’s folly by Chris Clark. After an ill-fated bayonet charge, the Australians resorted to subterranean warfare at Gallipoli.
  • The first shot by Colin Jones. Australia’s first shot of the Great War was fired against the German ship Pfalz, in Port Philip Bay.
  • The missing bodies by Tom Lewis. Myths abound concerning the number of deaths in the first Japanese attacks on Darwin in February 1942.
  • Anatomy of a demonstration by James Hurst. A hurried diversion at Silt Spur became an uneven duel on Gallipoli.
  • HMAS Australia to the rescue by Mackenzie J. Gregory. A retired Australian naval officer recalls the rescue of a downed Sunderland flying boat in the North Atlantic during the Second World War.
  • Fully illustrated, 73 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 22
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