Contents

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Cover: An unidentified soldier of the 1st Division uses a
periscope rifle, invented for use in the trenches of
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Turkish machine-guns at the landing.

It has long been believed that Australian troops faced machine-guns at ANZAC Cove, but is it another myth?
By Chris Roberts

Burning Bridges

Was the 1st Australian Division’s first commander a good general or a dud?
By Peter Pedersen

Hooky Walker the English general

The AIF needed senior British officers until Australians of suitable rank, training and experience became available.
By Peter Burness

The evacuation of ANZAC

After a disastrous campaign, a brilliant deception was carried off with great success.
By Robyn Van Dyk

Digging in and holding on

A newly created panorama, featured inside our cover, gives a remarkable view of Gallipoli.
By Patricia Sabine
See the separate photos used in the panorama

A real Bastard

A man with an unfortunate name left a vivid account of Gallipoli.
By Lachlan Coleman

Features

The scourge of Bomber Command

An ace Nachtjäger pilot had extraordinary success against Allied bombers.
By Phillip Bradley

Nurses under fire

“It is Fritz’s fault. He will do these dastardly tricks.”
By Elizabeth Stewart

A Kittyhawk pilot in Italy

An Australian fighter bomber pilot flew 119 missions in the Mediterranean, including a raid on a German airfield in Italy.
By Andrew Arthy

Mud and dust

The machinery of war is part of the human story.
By Mike Cecil

With Collins in the Med

How a talented officer led HMAS Sydney in a great battle.
By Tom Lewis

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