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Wartime Magazine Issue 17

Autumn 2002

  • Farewell, once more by Peter Stanley. Pain and pride as Australians go to war.
  • Sacred emblem by Lee Kinsella. Four famous Longstaff paintings on display together for the first time.
  • Firefly down! By Peter Vickridge. A sortie flown by Navy airmen from HMAS Sydney during the Korean War led to an amazing rescue.
  • The power of myth by Brian P. Farrell. Reality explodes the legends surrounding the fall of Singapore in 1942 – a decisive even in 1942.
  • Short-lived menace by Robert Nichols. Sixty years ago the world was shocked when Japanese planes sank Prince of Wales and Repulse.
  • Sabres in Sydney by Craig Wilcox. An historic painting in need of restoration – Vive l’Empereur by Edouard Detaille.
  • Ultimate sacrifice by Ross McMullin. A remarkable young soldier captured the admiration of Brigadier General ‘Pompey’ Elliott.
  • Cemeteries: a reminder of violent times by Peter Burness. Corbie, an ancient place of pilgrimage beside the Somme, is the resting place for many Australian soldiers.
  • Air war over Australia by Chris Coulthard-CIark. The Japanese had more than Darwin in their sights when they attacked Australia in 1942.
  • An Australian at Hamburger Hill by Chris Coulthard-CIark with Max Kelly. A Vietnam veteran recalls a little-known connection with a famous battle.
  • Young and lost at Sandakan by Bernie Gaynor. Young soldier, Private Bryan Garrett Gaynor’s  very short war.
  • An Australian in the defence of Prague by Josel Holman. On May 4 1945, residents of Prague began an uprising against the German occupiers after it was reported that the liberating Allies were at the Czechoslovakian boarder.
  • The train now arriving … by Mark Whitmore. The Memorial gets up steam with an important addition to its collection from the Great War – The Hunslet locomotive.
  • The Women’s Auxilary Australian Air Force by Carolyn Newman. Remembering the women who served between 1941 and 1947.
  • Bridge of life and hope by Ian Wing. Australian peacekeepers solve a local crisis in East Timor.
  • "H" detachment Sparrow Force at Viqueque, 1942 by Brad Manera.
  • My year at the Memorial by Tom A. G. Hungerford
    A past editor remembers his time at the Memorial after the Second World War.
  • Pedigree Hudson lands at Canberra by David Vincent. The story behind a recently acquired aircraft in ANZAC Hall.
  • Piloting a butcher's shop by Chris Goddard.
  • Fully illustrated, 72 pages.