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Reflections Steve Gower
The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment

Briefing

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War without boundaries Peter Londey
As the world changes and becomes even more dangerous, Australians have been fighting in a new kind of war.

The Hook Brad Manera
Fifty years ago the last Australian action of the Korean War was fought.

Pozières hell Peter Burness
The tragic story of Captain David Twining.

ANZAC Day VC at Villers-Bretonneux Brad Manera
Two awards for bravery in a courageous counter-attack on 25 April 1918.

Bare Back Mike Cecil
An old warhorse finds a home at the Memorial.

Death in the minefield Ashley Ekins
Australia’s biggest blunder of the Vietnam War, the “barrier minefield”, resulted in distressing casualties.

FSB role in ‘mini-Tet’ Chris Clark
The largest regimental-scale action involving Australians since the Second World War was staged in May 1968.

A born horseman Humphrey McQueen
Tom Roberts’s portrait of Sergeant Fraser of the NSW Mounted Rifles.

At the tip of the javelin Ian Hodges
Only the best were hand-picked for the Dam Busters aircrew and among them were several Australians.

Geoffrey Mainwaring – war artist Lee Kinsella
One of Australia’s most prolific official war artists of the Second World War.

The long tow home Richard Pelvin
HMAS Vendetta’s return to Australia after the fall of Singapore.

Arnall’s folly Chris Clark
After an ill-fated bayonet charge, Australians resorted to subterranean warfare at Gallipoli.

The first shot Colin Jones
Australia’s first shot of the Great War was fired against a German ship in Port Philip bay.

The missing bodies Tom Lewis
Wild claims of thousands killed during the first Japanese raids on Darwin debunked.

Silt Spur – anatomy of a demonstration James Hurst
Action on Gallipoli.

Eyewitness: HMAS Australia to the rescue Mackenzie Gregory
An Australian sailor recalls the rescue of a downed Sunderland flying boat in the North Atlantic.

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