We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Orders from the Memorial’s Collection

Please place image, film and sound orders before Monday 28 November, every effort will be made to ensure you receive your orders before Christmas Day.

Orders for books and merchandise from the Online Shop

Please place orders by Monday 12 December to ensure Christmas Day delivery.

The Online Shop will close from midday 24 December 2016 and reopen 3 January 2017. Orders can still be placed during this period but will not be dispatched until after 3 January. If you wish to contact us please email esales@awm.gov.au and we will respond to your email as soon as we return.


Wartime Magazine Issue 24

October 2003

  • 1993: year of the Peacekeeper by Peter Londey. Australians have been in the field patching up conflicts continuously for 56 years but their achievements pass  mostly unheralded.  
  • For services rendered by Phillip Dutton. The story behind a Christmas card sent to an Australian tunnelling company in 1917.
  • Striking by night by Peter Burness. A new Memorial exhibition tells the story of “G for George” and “Black Thursday”.
  • Standoff at Ziza by Damien Fenton. On one memorable night in 1918 Australian and Turkish soldiers stood together against a common foe.
  • Attack from within by Ashley Ekins. A “fragging” incident at Fire Support Base Bravo … what did happen?
  • Charlie and Joan by Peter Stanley. Charles Bean’s cousin reveals a different side to the historian.
  • Spectacle preserved by Ian Hodges. Frank Hurley and Hubert Wilkins were adventurous photographers who went to the front and recorded the Australians fighting in the First World War.
  • Captured in colour by Nola Anderson. A photo-essay of rarely seen colour photographs from the First World War.
  • First drop by Garth Pratten. Australian Parachute landings of artillery at Nadzab in New Guinea in 1943.
  • Turning the tide by Mark Johnston. Bitter fighting in New Guinea during September–October 1943 led to major advances.
  • Kelly Gang reborn by Peter Dean. A small, hastily assembled troop achieved unexpected success in Syria, and were the first to see active service in the Second World War.  
  • Propaganda artist by Robert Crawford. Harry J. Weston created First World War posters that stirred a nation.
  • Australia’s lost ‘Kitchener’ by Ross McMullin.  Tom Elliott was a soldier of unique promise but his life was cut short on Australia’s worst day in history - at Fromelles in 1916.
  • A small irony of war by Robert Nichols. How tiny HMAS Pioneer helped destroy the last German First World War raider.
  • The sinking of the Costa Rica By Keith Hooper.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 73 pages.