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Reflections Steve Gower
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Briefing

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Moment of sacrifice Chris Davidson
A dramatic second in the exploits of Bomber Command is frozen on film.

Tet turning point Chris Coulthard-Clark
One event broke the military deadlock and changed the Vietnam War.

Myths of the Vietnam War Lex McAulay
There are many stories but they are not all true.

Kokoda heroes David Horner
The Japanese threat to Australia was exposed in the jungles of Papua.

Kokoda: a forgotten tragedy Steve Bullard
The attackers faced unexpected problems along the Kokoda Trail.

Roff’s war Chris Goddard
The Australians were surprised when they captured a wayward German messenger in 1918.

When art became a weapon Ann Elias
Australian camouflage techniques in the South-West Pacific in 1943 became text-book achievements.

Hero four times over Graeme Beveridge
A humble stretcher-bearer with the AIF became a hero four times over.

The loss of HMAS Yarra Daniel Oakman
The attack of a small convoy in March 1942 produced one of the bravest acts in our military history.

A ‘damnable struggle’ for hope Nola Anderson
Ray Parkin battled the odds to record some of the finer aspects of the Burma– Thailand Railway.

How Grady cleared the gun David Pearson
One man’s bravery during the Crimean War.

Australia’s ‘urgent imperial service’ Daniel Oakman
The AN&MEF in the Great War.

Were they the first? Robin Pennock
The war arrived in South Australia when mine clearance men were killed in 1941.

Australians in the Berlin Airlift Chris Coulthard-Clark
The RAF was short of experienced aircrew for a mammoth air airlift and welcomed an offer of help.

War brides break barriers Keiko Tamura
After 50 years, a loyal group of women have established new bonds.

Art and war in Japan Charlotte Sarossy
A 17-year-old artist’s view of Pearl Harbor.

One man’s war in New Guinea Josh Brown
Prize-winning essay.

Eyewitness
An air gunner’s letter to his father.

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