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

Briefing

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Hell trip home Chris Clark
Not all casualties of war happen on the battle field.

‘Combo’ Smith James Hurst
A quick-witted private broke the tension on the first ANZAC day.

The big guns Peter Burness
Australian heavy artillery in First World War.

Men from Snowy River Dianne Rutherford
The story of a famous First World War recruitment march.

Honkytonk man Peter Londey
The sole Australian in a novice Halifax bomber crew piloted 50 operations with out being hit.

‘Tough and dangerous work’ Peter Londey
The mine clearance divers of AUSCDT Three led the way in Iraq.

At the front
Defence photographers cover the war in Iraq.

Australians in D-Day Simone Sharpe
History’s largest multinational military operation involved more than those at the landing.

Er Regima – Baptism of fire Alec Hill
The AIF’s first fight with the German army in Hitler’s war.

Flying with eagles Steven Bullard
A determined Japanese journalist joined an air raid on Darwin in January 1943.

Darwin dreaming Robin Gerster
Exploring Second World War sites in Australia’s Top End.

The Ex–Prisoner of War Memorial Keith Hooper
A new national memorial to ex-prisoners of war in Ballarat.

The burden of grief Anne-Marie Condé
A sister’s battle to protect the memory of her ‘inexpressibly dear’ brother.

“A” Battery Field Artillery Humphrey McQueen
A colonial painting by Tom Roberts.

A casualty of change Peter Burness
Formation sign badges were a feature of the new post-war army’s uniforms.

Eyewitness
Max Gilbert remembers ‘the blast’.

Military Intelligence

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