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Life on the ground in the ’Ghan

Physical hardships are just the beginning.
By Sergeant R

‘There will be no live VCs in 8 Group'

Australian airmen in Path Finder Force were among Bomber Command’s finest.
By Aaron Pegram

The Emu: getting the bloody job done

Flying a helicopter in Vietnam was demanding and dangerous.
By Elizabeth Stewart

Jifjafa, a desert raid

For the light horse in 1916, long-range operations were the key to dominating the Sinai Desert.
By Jean Bou

Those ‘Army–Navy freaks’

The RAN Beach Commandos were among the most highly trained Australian servicemen of the Second World War; they made order from confusion.
By Karl James

‘To catch old Jerry eating his sauerkraut’

Two huge raids on German aerodromes at Lille by the Australian Flying Corps marked the high point of Harry Cobby’s career.
By Michael Molkentin

Life below the waves

The cramped world of a submarine places unique demands on its crew.
By Gary Oakley

Features

Fuel in their veins

Fliers from the Great War were trail-blazers in the conquest of distance.
By Peter Burness

When the Melbourne went to Hollywood

Glamour and colour entered the lives of Australian sailors in 1959.
By David Gist

Lawrence Bragg and sound-ranging

A brilliant Australian played a crucial but unrecognised role in the Great War.
By John JenKin

Artist on the medical front line

Official war artist Nora Heysen documented the significance of Australian malaria research.
By Cherie Prosser

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