- In search of The Cowra Breakout by Anne-Marie Condé. August 2004 marks the 60th anniversary of the mass breakout of Japanese prisoners-of-war and internees’ camp at Cowra.
- Fighting to the death by Brad Manera. Machine gunners, Privates Ben Hardy and Ralph Jones were posthumously awarded the George Cross for bravery on the night of the Cowra Breakout.
- Australians in “Overlord” by John Jackson. As D-Day was being planned, 13 Australians were selected for attachment to the British army.
- The butcher of Fromelles by Ross McMullin. Blustering incompetence was no barrier to promotion for the commander of the British XI Corps, Lieutenant General Sir Richard Haking.
- Soldiers snaps on the Western Front. A photo essay by Peter Cochrane.
- Rebirth of a city damned by Carolyne Carter. The British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) in Hiroshima was appalled at the obliteration that had happen.
- The Mesopotamian half flight by Ian Hodges. Early last century the first Australian airmen were fighting and dying in the skies above what is now southern Iraq.
- A chateau in France by Peter Burness. After surviving the centuries, many grand homes were on the front line in the Great War.
- A ‘great piece of Artillery’ by Steve Gower and Mike Cecil
The post-Second World War Yeramba was Australia’s only self-propelled field gun.
- Tragedy at An Nhut by Elizabeth Stewart. A concealed mine delivered a painful blow to C Company when three men were killed in Vietnam.
- A war artist before his war by Craig Wilcox. In London before the Great War, Australian painter Arthur Streeton looked forward to war with Germany.
- The Greater ‘truth’ by Laura Back. An exchange of letters offers an insight into how works of commemorative art are produced.
- First in Action by Colin Jones. Australia’s first warship in the Maori wars started a tradition that survives today.
- Observer at large by Peter Londey. United Nations observers on occasions become part of the action, discovered Keith Howard, an Australian officer in UNTSO.
- Reflections on Rwanda by Garth Pratten. Mick Rice and Robyn Wilkin, veterans of Australia’s mission to Rwanda recall their service on the 10th anniversary.
- The path to Gallipoli. Ralph Berryman, of Hawthorn, Victoria, was 22 when he joined up as a driver in 1914. He left Melbourne the following October as a member of the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, No. 6 Battery, AIF. These letters home show a clear sence of belonging to the British empire.
- Soft cover, fully illustrated, 73 pages.
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