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.

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