Wartime Magazine Issue 23

July 2003

  • The Capture of the Amiens gun by Robert Nichols. Three countries sought possession of a famous First World War trophy but little remains of the prize.
  • The Gallipoli sword by Chris Clark. A revered relic did exist but it was not what people believed.
  • ‘No known grave’ by Ashley Ekins. Six Australians we recorded as ‘missing in action’ in Vietnam but perhaps there could have been a more appropriate description.
  • The last slouch hats in Vietnam by Brad Manera. Thirty years ago, the Saigon Guard left Vietnam.
  • Women at war by Elizabeth Stewart. Nurses were not the only Australian women to experience the demands and trauma of the Vietnam War.
  • The Nauru connection by Michael Pretes. A tiny island near the equator has given Australia more than a strategic advantage.
  • New Guinea offensives by Peter Stanley. The Allied push to victory in New Guinea. Though conducted under American direction, the New Guinea offensives were essentially planned and commanded by Australians.
  • Tragedy at Jackson’s Strip by Phillip Bradley. A Liberator’s roar signalled a blazing trail of death in Port Moresby.
  • Burma–Thailand railway by Ian Hodges and Daniel Oakman. A photo-essay on this infamous Second World War railway built by prisoners of war.
  • The capture of Company 621 by Ian Kelly. The capture of Rommel’s intelligence company near El Alamein in 1942 was a key point in the war in North Africa, but even today, little is known of this vital action.
  • Gulf War, 1941 by Richard Pelvin. Iran was in the sights of the original HMS Kanimbla.
  • The broken chain by Peter Burness. After a courageous flight back to England, disaster awaited the Halifax bombers crew of “ E for Easy” on the ground.
  • Operation Jaywick by Brad Manera. The Krait and Z Special Units raid on Singapore in 1943.
  • A different type of digger by Craig Wilcox. Insights into the British Fort Dundas on Melville Island are being dug up by a Northern Territory University archaeological team.
  • To war with a pen by Daniel Oakman. Osmar White joined the army to fight agression but his publisher had other thoughts.
  • Bushmaster B3 arrives by Michael Cecil. A historic vehicle used in operations in East Timor  comes to the Memorial.
  • My great, great uncle – an essay by Amy Westcott. Prize-winning contribution from ten-year-old student Amy Westcott who pays tribute to a relative killed in a far-off war.
  • 'My dear sister'. A letter to Mrs B.J. Pelton from Trooper William James Ingram, the 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen contingent, and penned in South Africa over a few weeks in January and February 1901.
  • The Both ‘mutany’ by Kevin West. An amusing tale of an incident which took place in Brisbane in 1945
  • Fully illustrated, 73 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 23
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