Wartime Magazine Issue 42

April 2008

  • New galleries honour six decades of service. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launches the Australian War Memorial’s new Conflicts 1945 to today galleries.
  • Operation Michael by Peter Hart. After defeating Russia, the German Army threw everything it had at the Western Front in an effort to end the First World War.
  • German offensive tactics by Aaron Pegram.
  • ANZAC Day at Villers-Bretonneux by Peter Burness. Australians made a gallant contribution to the turning of the war.
  • McDougall’s stand at Dernancourt by Aaron Pegram.
  • Australian national memorial by Peter Burness.
  • Gallipoli: a Turkish view by David W. Cameron. Australians know their side of the story, but there is a Turkish side as well.
  • Blackburn’s ‘place’ by Andrew Faulkner. Arthur Seaforth Blackburn VC made an auspicious debut on the field of battle.
  • War of the words by Christina Spittel. An Australian soldier helped Erich Maria Remarque to world fame with his book “All Quiet on the Western Front”. 
  • Homeward bound? By Elspeth Grant. Almost a century ago 17 young Scots from the Kibble Reforatory School in Scotland, embarked for Australia.
  • Waving to strangers  by Robert Nugent. Official cinematographer recounts images from Iraq.
  • The Memorial’s first official cinematographer, Robert Nugent.
  • Paying for the war  by Ken Wright. Almost as much effort was put into raising money to pay for the First World War as was put into recruiting soldiers.
  • Selling patriotism by Laura Webster. During the First World War, posters were the best advertisement for war loan schemes.
  • The Kaiser’s wreath by Nigel Steel. By removing the unwanted wreath from Saladin’s tomb, T.E. Lawrence showed he was more in touch with Arab
    sensibilities than was the Kaiser.
  • Man of might by Peter Dean. In June 1941 Brigadier Frank Berryman’s fearless and sometimes unorthodox leadership was instrumental in the Allied capture of Syria.
  • Pursuing Ben by Anne-Marie Condé. Even the empty envelope addressed to Private Benjamin Robinson, tells a story.
  • Escape from Greece by Peter Ewer. Just weeks after arriving in Greece in 1941, two divisions of Australians and New Zealanders were forced to evacuate under trying circumstances.
  • The Beaufort in New Guinea by Mike Nelmes. Hardy bombers gave illustrious service to Australia and crossed the lives of many airmen.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 75 pages.