Wartime Magazine Issue 33

January 2006

  • Sport in a time of war by Rebecca Britt. After capturing the nation’s admiration, athletes were targeted for recruitment into service during the First World War.
  • Canberra air crash: Tragedy at home by Daniel Oakman. An air disaster in 1940 had a long-term effect on Australia and the Australian government during the Second World War.
  • Adelaide River insight by Claire Baddeley. Arthur Murch considered himself a visual reporter and painted a unique record of military medical services in northern Australian during the Second World War.
  • Melancholy duty by Michael Richards. An exhibition at Old Parliament House tells a story often overlooked in accounts of the Second World War: Australia’s Parliament in wartime.
  • The night the war came to Sydney by Robert Nichols. Luck was with the defenders when three Japanese midget submarines raided the harbour in 1942.
  • The man behind the man behind the gun by Anne-Marie Condé. Not all valuable service in the First World War was at the front. Harry Sharratt, 29 of Brunswick, Victoria, joined the first contingent of Australian munitions workers to sail for the UK in September 1916.
  • 8 August 1918: The battle won by Peter Burness. Australian forces spearheaded a stunningly successful counter-offensive on the day the Germans call “Der Schwarze Tag”.
  • Digging for Victory by Robyn Van Dyk. Supplying food was vital to Australia’s military success in the Second World War. Many people on the home front responded with enthusiasm as part of the “Garden Army”.
  • New dimension to iconic painting by John Perryman. Charles Bryant’s painting does more than simply capture the exploits of AE2 “running amok” in the Sea of Marmora.
  • A ‘prend’ indeed by Karl James. Two Australian airmen crash-landed into the guerrilla war on Bougainville.
  • Trench warfare 101: Training at the Bustard trenches by Michael Molkentin. Realistic training in Britain prepared Australian troops for the reality of war on the Western Front.
  • The Dunkirk doll by Jane Peek and Anne-Marie Condé. An intriguing mystery remains unsolved.
  • Kashmir Inc. By Daniel Flitton. Forty years ago, Brian Molloy’s idea to privatise Kashmir may have seemed a stunt.
  • Return to Vietnam by Elizabeth Stewart. Veterans visit former battlefields for a variety of reasons, but for all the pilgrimage is a moving and worthwhile experience.
  • What should an Australian soldier wear? By Craig Wilcox. The dress debate continued for decades and is still a talking point.
  • A WAAF in Bomber Command by Sheilah Cruickshank. A former Women’s Auxiliary Air Force officer recalls life supporting the Australian squadrons flying Lancasters on bombing missions over Europe.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 73 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 33
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