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Featured Articles:

‘Recock and refigure’
Australia’s latest VC winner recently spoke to Memorial historians about his experiences in Afghanistan. By Peter Pedersen

History under fire
On the topic of injuries and wounds in military history.

The Victoria Cross in Australia
The award for valour has a distinguished history.
By Peter Burness

From Howse to Donaldson
For many years some acts of great bravery under fire did not count when it came to awarding Victoria Crosses.
By Peter Pedersen

Cool art from a hot zone
Two war artists have produced original creations from the current war zones.
By Warwick Heywood

Habbaniya Cemetery’s Australian connections
The Australian war graves at Habbaniya reflect the long struggles of Iraqi history.
By Marcus Fielding

Tools of the trade
Weapons and equipment used – or faced – by Australian forces in the Middle East are new, advanced and hi-tech.
By Garth O’Connell

The arms of black melancholy
Australian prisoners captured on the Western Front in April 1917 were subjected to brutal German treatment.
By Aaron Pegram

Gallipoli’s first day
Research by Macquarie University and the Australian War Memorial into Turkish archives is revealing new evidence about the Gallipoli campaign.
By Harvey Broadbent

Australians over Dieppe
In August 1942 two Australian fighter pilots took part in the hectic air fighting over Dieppe.
By Andrew Arthy

A letter from Long Tan
The story behind the making of a stunning new film in the Vietnam War gallery.
By Chris Roberts

Masters of the static war
Remembering Ian Hutchison and 1RAR, Korea 1951–52.
By Susan Ramage

‘I’d had it in mind...’
How a tree from Lone Pine came to be at the Memorial.
By Andrew Jack

Pigeons in the Second World War
The exploits of these birds even won them awards.
By Andrew Gray

Regular Features
Reflections Comments from Australian War Memorial Director Steve Gower
Mail call
Briefing Military snippets
Who? What? Where? When? Can you provide information?
Military intelligence A test of your knowledge
Australian War Memorial news
Book reviews
Friends of the Memorial