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Reflections Steve Gower
The Director of the Australian War Memorial discusses what’s happening at the Memorial

Letters

Bradbury Aircraft Hall – Air power in the Pacific 1941–53
A bold new exhibition opens at the Memorial

HMAS Sydney and Sea Fury operations in the Korean War Benjamin Evans
Australia’s only carrier-based combat operations

Leslie Knox: Australian pilot at Coral Sea David Crotty
Why the US Navy honoured a Brisbane-born pilot

One Wirraway’s war David Crotty
Life and times of an extraordinary aircraft

The RAAF’s 80% loss raid – Kema,12 January 1942 Murray Moore
Hudson bombers no match for Zeros

Bomber crash Kelly Squires
Fiery inspiration

Colour patches of the Australian Army David Chinn
Valued more than any decoration

“The slopes first rushed”: North Beach, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 Richard Reid
The birth of ANZAC

“Such is glory ...”: the 7th Battalion at Lone Pine Ross McMullin
Four VCs in one battle – but at what cost?

Bomba Tepe, 29 August,1915 Brad Manera
Explosive conflict in Australia’s last great offensive on Gallipoli

A calligrapher’s Gallipoli

Training for Operation Bel Isi, Bougainville Bob Breen
Building cultural bridges

Experiences of a monitor on Bougainville, 1998 Lloyd Broderick
Walking the hills for peace

Experiences of a monitor on Bougainville, 2000 Poppy Wenham
An end to past conflict, rebuilding for the future

Australian War Memorial news

Obituary - Vivian Bullwinkel Madeleine Chaleyer
Tribute to Australia’s best-known nurse

Reviews

Despatches