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

Briefing

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One of a kind Ross McMullin
An Australian belatedly turned up at Buckingham Palace to be presented with his VC by the King.

The ANZAC yarn Peter Burness
Australians back home delighted in a thrilling story from Gallipoli but it was mostly a myth that simply evaporated.

Quinn’s Post: ‘The most critical position’ Peter Stanley
Extract from Peter Stanley’s latest book, Quinn’s Post, ANZAC, Gallipoli, published by Allen & Unwin.

Life at the Dat Craig Wilcox
Home could be surprisingly comfortable at the Vietnam military base.

Bunker assault Elizabeth Stewart
A quilt made by the wife of a badly wounded National Serviceman serves as a tribute to Vietnam veterans.

Photo-essay Patricia Sabine
A compilation by Patricia Sabine commemorates the life of renowned Second World War photographer George Silk.

The finest ships in the fleet Colin Jones
The service of HMAS Anzac and Tobruk in the Korean War.

Coming clean Albert Palazzo
Heading for home from Iraq involved more than simply packing a kitbag.

The Kokoda myth Steven Bullard
Examining some misconceptions about the Japanese in New Guinea.

An eye for an eye Michael Tyquin
Australian troops staged a public flogging of German nationals in Rabaul in 1914.

The last stand at Wandumi Phillip Bradley
Determined Australians in New Guinea continued to fight against the odds.

‘Surry Hills can take it!’ Brad Manera
A new travelling exhibition looks at Australia at war.

Love, loss and identity Anne-Marie Condé
A war memento stirs the imagination but offers no answers.

Fighters over Greece Alex Freeleagus
The exploits of Australia’s forgotten Greek fighter aces.

Voyage of despair John Moremon
Australian prisoners transported back to Germany in 1917.

Eyewitness
The battle of Modder River. A NSW lancer’s experiences.

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