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

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Briefing

Inspirational Bravery Peter Burness
How brave men inspire others.

Weary Dunlop: emblematic prisoner Peter Stanley
Explaining the fame of Australia’s most prominent prisoner of war.

‘Miracle’ worker Ian Warden
A remarkable woman ran canteens for Australian soldiers.

The last hours of the Red Baron Thomas Alured Faunce
Australians’ role in this famous First World War incident.

The ridge and the river Donald Lawie
Fierce fighting on Bougainville in early 1945.

Robert Nimmo Peter Londey
Australia's most successful peacekeeping observer ever.

‘No lipstick, no rouge, no dancing in uniform’ Jennifer Coombes
Olive King made herself useful during the First World War.

A disappointing hero Craig Wilcox
There is more to being a hero than performing heroic deeds.

An unfamiliar face of the enemy Rosalind Hearder
Not every prisoner-of-war guard was brutal.

Caring for the past Anne-Marie Condé
How the record of Australian war experience came down to us.

A shoebox of memories Kenneth R. Peacock
The story of a First World War soldier’s life.

The Bomber Command memorial

  • Excerpt from No moon tonight by Don Charlwood
  • The Bomber Command sculpture by Claire Baddeley

Shared experience Peter Stanley and Lola Wilkins
A new international exhibition of Second World War art.

Horse husbandry on the Western Front Jim Noble
‘Equine forces’ a deciding factor.

The last Boer War centenary Craig Wilcox
A soldier’s final journey home.

Eyewitness: Defender of liberty, honour and freedom
Lieutenant Percy Blythe, MM

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