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Reflections Helen Withnell
The Acting Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment

Briefing

Mail Call

The last raid John White
Beauforts in the last RAAF action of the war.

The ‘lucky’ ship Robert Nichols
The RAN’s last major action of the war.

Soldier of ‘utmost courage’: Diver Derrick Peter Stanley
Tarakan was one of the final bloody campaigns of the Pacific war.

DISCUSSION: The end of the war Garth Pratten, Tom Lewis and Chris Clark
Eminent historians respond to our questions.

DISCUSSION: Dropping the bomb Gar Alperovitz, Peter Stanley and Teruko Blair
On the 60th anniversary two historians and a Hiroshima survivor reflect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Winning the peace Craig Wilcox
How the war changed Australia.

Accepting the Japanese surrender Eric Carpenter
An iconic photograph reveals an Australian commander’s attitudes toward his foe.

The humiliation of defeat Steven Bullard
A Japanese surrender on Bougainville.

Ambush at Manggar Mark Johnston
Grim fighting at Balikpapan in the final days of the war.

The birth of a remarkable institution Peter Londey
The San Francisco UN conference, 1945.

Roy and Nancy Vanessa Seekee
The only wedding in the Torres Strait during the Second World War.

Code war Chris Clark
The story of Central Bureau.

The campaign for Crete: May 1941 Al Palazzo
A brief but vicious battle.

Looking back Carla Marchant
A Canberra artist offers a retrospective interpretation.

Traitor or unsung patriot Steven Bullard
Court martial of an Australian for treachery at the end of the war.

Eyewitness: ‘If you didn’t scrounge, you died’
Eddie Gilbert recalls his time in Tan Tui prisoner-of-war camp.

Military Intelligence

Australian War Memorial News

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