Wartime Magazine Issue 41

January 2008 SHOP:1328272741

Conflicts since 1945.
In 1945, with the end of the Second World War and the creation of the United Nations, many people were optimistic that the world was entering a new era of peace. For Australia the following decades were a time of great prosperity.

  • Australia's other Asian Wars by Karl James. Australians have been serving in south-east Asia for over a decade before the Vietnam War.
  • Suffer little children by Nigel Steel. Above all other conflicts, Korea is said to be the “forgotten awr”, and the most forgotten are the civilians.
  • One “Nasho's” war by Elizabeth Stewart. Despite the anguish, Richard Barry viewed national service as a privilege.
  • Impressions of Peacekeeping by Ian Hodges. A new exhibit commemorates the thousands of Australians who have worked to bring safety to some of the most dangerous places on earth.
  • A model gift by Steve Bullard. An innocent request had a prolonged sequel. The gift of relics from Japanese heavy cruiser Ibuki.
  • Hugh and Harry by Norman H. Young. An act of kindness in 1942 forged a link with a father who died for his country
  • The desert campaign by Peter Burness. Throughout the First World War the Australian Light Horse was central to British successes in the Sinai and in Palestine and Syria.
  • Conspicuous gallantry by David Stewart. In the heroic charge of the Australian Light Horse against Beersheba, Major James Lawson led the way.
  • Eloquent silence by Elizabeth Williamson. A simple idea began the tradition of two minutes silence, that honours the sacrifices of war.
  • Bridging the divide by Josephine Kildea. Many Australian families relied on Miss Mary Elizabth Chomley, a remarkable woman, to stay in touch with their sons, husbands and fathers held prisoners of war during the First World Wars.
  • With grateful thanks... by Joanne Smedley. Persistent work adds personalities to rare photographs
  • Taking it on the road by Sven Knudsen. For ten years the Memorial has been taking the National Collection to Australians far and wide.
  • Who was the man with the donkey? by Emily Robertson. A recent sale has re-ignited a decades old debate about the famous painting, The man with the donkey.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 75 pages.

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