Wartime Magazine Issue 51

July 2010

Special Units, Formations and Operations.

  • Life on the ground in the ’Ghan by Sergeant R. Physical hardships are just the beginning.
  • ‘There will be no live VCs in 8 Group' by Aaron Pegram. Australian airmen in Path Finder Force were among Bomber Command’s finest.
  • The Emu: getting the bloody job done by Elizabeth Stewart. Flying a helicopter in Vietnam was demanding and dangerous.
  • Jifjafa, a desert raid by Jean Bou. For the light horse in 1916, long-range operations were the key to dominating the Sinai Desert.
  • Those ‘army–navy freaks’ by Karl James. The RAN Beach Commandos were among the most highly trained Australian servicemen of the Second World War; they made order from confusion.
  • ‘To catch old Jerry eating his sauerkraut’ by Michael Molkentin. Two huge raids on German aerodromes at Lille by the Australian Flying Corps marked the high point of Harry Cobby’s career.
  • Life below the waves by Gary Oakley. The cramped world of a submarine places unique demands on its crew.
  • Fuel in their veins by Peter Burness. Fliers from the Great War were trailblazers in the conquest of distance.
  • When the Melbourne went to Hollywood by David Gist. Glamour and colour entered the lives of Australian sailors in 1959.
  • Lawrence Bragg and sound-ranging by John Jenkin. Brilliant Australian, William Henry Bragg, played a crucial but unrecognised role in the Great War.
  • Artist on the medical front line by Cherie Prosser. Official war artist Nora Heysen documented the significance of Australian malaria research in 1944.
  • Soft cover, fully illustrated, 75 pages.

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