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Wartime Magazine Issue 16

Summer 2001

  • Patriotic diva by Julie Padanyi-Ryan. Dame Nellie Melba worked tirelessly during the First World War to raise money for the war effort.
  • 60th Anniversary of the Australian War Memorial by Brad Manera and Ian Hodges. A pictorial essay.
  • The loss of the AE1 by Benjamin Evans. Investigating the mysterious loss of Australia’s first submarine revealed that German resistance in New Guinea in 1914 was more than token.
  • Raid on Gaba Tepe by James Hurst. One week after landing on Gallipoli, 100 Western Australians attacked one of the peninsula’s most formidable strongholds.
  • The deadly career of Billy Sing by Robert Courtney. A ‘little chap’ from Queensland left his family milk run to join the AIF and become the crack shot of the ANZACs.
  • In the footsteps of the ANZACs. Steve Parsons with his son Tom joined the Australian War Memorial Battlefield and Cultural Tour to Gallipoli and learned a little more of his Australian heritage. He recounts the experience.
  • The Fenian escape by Brad Manera. As Perth celebrated Easter in 1876, the US whaling ship Catalpa helped six Irish convicts escape from Freemantle Prison.
  • Three views on the Sydney – Kormoran battle by Dr Tom Frame, Dr Michael McCarthy and Mr Wesley Olson. Three experts comment on the ongoing controversy.
  • Faces of Australian peacekeeping by Peter Londey. An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition, Keeping the peace: stories of Australian peacekeepers, recounts Australia’s 40-odd peacekeeping operations.
  • Toby's brief war by Chris Coulthard-Clark. An historian goes in search of the story behind the last letter of a young soldier.
  • Painting the war: Canadian and Australian artists in the field by Chris Coulthard-Clark & Jacqueline Strecker. Battle Lines, an important exhibition of Canadian and Australian war art, is coming to the Memorial.
  • Ordeal at Porton by Donald Lawie. An attempt to outflank the Japanese on Bouganville in 1945 went terribly wrong.
  • Still missing by Margaret Reeson. Children continue to learn what happened to civilians and soldiers captured in Rabaul in 1942.
  • The week Holland welcomed the ‘Bombs’ by Dianne Rutherford. A little-known role for Australian bombers in the final days of the Second World War took sustenance to thousands.
  • Interceptor swan song: Meteors and MiGs over North Korea by Benjamin Evans. In 1951, RAAF Meteor pilots were among the first to experience jet age air combat.
  • Tank action in Vietnam by Mike Cecil. A Centurion displayed in ANZAC Hall is a reminder of notable battles fought 30 years ago.
  • Defence of Crete by Ric Pelvin. The tide turned when the Luftwaffe entered the Eastern Mediterranean but Cunningham’s fleet halted the invasion.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 72 pages.

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