Wartime Magazine Issue 41

January 2008

Conflicts since 1945.
In 1945, with the end of the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations, many people were optimistic that the world was entering a new era of peace. For Australia the following decades were a time of great prosperity.

  • Australia's other Asian Wars by Karl James. Australians have been serving in south-east Asia for over a decade before the Vietnam War.
  • Suffer little children by Nigel Steel. Above all other conflicts, Korea is said to be the “forgotten awr”, and the most forgotten are the civilians.
  • One “Nasho's” war by Elizabeth Stewart. Despite the anguish, Richard Barry viewed national service as a privilege.
  • Impressions of Peacekeeping by Ian Hodges. A new exhibit commemorates the thousands of Australians who have worked to bring safety to some of the most dangerous places on earth.
  • A model gift by Steve Bullard. An innocent request had a prolonged sequel. The gift of relics from Japanese heavy cruiser Ibuki.
  • Hugh and Harry by Norman H. Young. An act of kindness in 1942 forged a link with a father who died for his country
  • The desert campaign by Peter Burness. Throughout the First World War the Australian Light Horse was central to British successes in the Sinai and in Palestine and Syria.
  • Conspicuous gallantry by David Stewart. In the heroic charge of the Australian Light Horse against Beersheba, Major James Lawson led the way.
  • Eloquent silence by Elizabeth Williamson. A simple idea began the tradition of two minutes silence, that honours the sacrifices of war.
  • Bridging the divide by Josephine Kildea. Many Australian families relied on Miss Mary Elizabth Chomley, a remarkable woman, to stay in touch with their sons, husbands and fathers held prisoners of war during the First World Wars.
  • With grateful thanks... by Joanne Smedley. Persistent work adds personalities to rare photographs
  • Taking it on the road by Sven Knudsen. For ten years the Memorial has been taking the National Collection to Australians far and wide.
  • Who was the man with the donkey? by Emily Robertson. A recent sale has re-ignited a decades old debate about the famous painting, The man with the donkey.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 75 pages.

Wartime Magazine Issue 41
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