Wartime Magazine Issue 37

January 2007

  • Leaders in battle. Leadership, command, direction, inspiration - battles cannot be won without them.
  • Professional men of war by Garth Pratten. At the outbreak of the Second World War most infantry commanders were part-time soldiers, but modern warfare was too complex to leave in the hands of amateurs.
  • 'Misfit' officer in charge of 'misfit' men by Alan Gill. Captain Edward Broughton, a compassionate eccentric was an unlikely military hero.
  • Dedication of the veteran's grave by Keith Hooper. If the enemy aliens who enlisted in the Australian Military Forces in 1942 had not decided to celebrate their 50th anniversary, they would not have known that their commanding officer, Captain Edward Broughton, had been dead for 37 years and was in an unmarked grave.
  • Friendly aliens by Walter Kudrycz. The Dunera Boys earned their name by being brought to Australia on the British ship HMT Dunera. Despite their acquired name, they were not children, but German-speaking adults, a large proportion of whom were highly educated and accomplished.
  • Persuader for lasting peace by John Connor. Lieutenant General John Sanderson did as much as anyone to bring peace to Cambodia.
  • The battle of Bardia by Peter Burness. Bardia was a baptism of fire for many Australians who would leter go on to lead in war.
  • 'True' fighting commander by Nigel Steel. Courageous ‘A1 colonel’, Lietenant Colonel Leslie Cecil Maygar VC ran his regiment at peak efficiency and his sudden death was a shock.
  • Air commander by John White. Dick Cresswell planned to be a navigator on RAAF flying boats but became an outstanding wing commander.
  • 'American' hero by John Bradford. Imperial regulations limited the Naval Board’s ability to honour appropriately outstanding RAN leader Lieutenant Commander John Morrell Band.
  • Camera at war. A selection of images from the Memorial's latest publication, Contact: photographs from the Australian War Memorial collection, by Curator of Photographs Shaune Lakin.
  • To Amman with the 6th Regiment by Jean Bou. The first trans-Jordan Raid of 1918 proved to be a costly expedition for one Light Horse regiment.
  • Pin-up girl by Madeline Hamilton. The photograph of young Australian bride Linda Browne, was a comfort for lonely servicemen missing home.
  • Breaking the mould of uniformity by John Perryman. The RAN’s unofficial badges reflect the spirit of the sailors.
  • Thanbyuzayat by Chris Winslow. On the forgotten side of the ‘Death Railway’, 1,300 Australians share a lonely final resting place.
  • The Army’s ‘Ugly duckling’ by Karl James. Designed by an army engineer, the Crusader was the oddest vessel operated by the Australian army.
  • Winged Demons by Warwick Heywood and Walter Kudrycz. The mystery behind a recent Australian War Memorial poster acquisition could be explained by the artist  Vernon Lorimer’s taste for ‘beauty’.
  • Eyewitness: Samichon Valley, Korea, 12–13 September 1952 by Ron McCrindle.
  • A mystery solved by Robert Nichols. The third Japanese midget submarine that raided Sydney Harbour in 1942 has been finally located off Sydney’s northern beaches.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 83 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 37
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