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Reflections Steve Gower
The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment

Letters to the editor

Farewell, once more Peter Stanley
Pain and pride as Australians go to war

Sacred emblem Lee Kinsella
Four famous Longstaff paintings on display for the first time

Firefly down! Peter Vickridge
A sortie flown by Navy airmen from HMAS Sydney during the Korean War led to an amazing rescue

The power of myth Brian P. Farrell
Reality explodes the legends surrounding the fall of Singapore in 1942

Short-lived menace Robert Nichols
Sixty years ago the world was shocked when Japanese planes sank Prince of Wales and Repulse

Sabres in Sydney Craig Wilcox
An historic painting in need of restoration

Ultimate sacrifice Ross McMullin
A remarkable young soldier captured the imagination of Brigadier General "Pompey" Elliott

Reminders of violent times Peter Burness
Corbie, an ancient place of pilgrimage beside the Somme, is the resting place for many Australian soldiers

Air war over Australia Chris Coulthard-CIark
The Japanese had more than Darwin in their sights when they attacked Australia in 1942

An Australian at Hamburger Hill Chris Coulthard-CIark with Max Kelly
A Vietnam veteran recalls a little-known connection with a famous battle

Young and lost at Sandakan Bernie Gaynor
A young soldier's very short war

Eyewitness: Josef Holman
An Australian in the defence of Prague

The train now arriving … Mark Whitmore
The Memorial gets up steam with an important addition to its collection from the Great War

The WAAAF Carolyn Newman
Remembering the women who served between 1941 and 1947

Bridge of life and hope Ian Wing
Australian peacekeepers solve a local crisis in East Timor
"H" detachment Sparrow Force at Viqueque, 1942. By Brad Manera

My year at the Memorial T. A. G. Hungerford
A past editor recalls his time at the Memorial after the Second World War

Pedigree Hudson lands at Canberra David Vincent
The story behind a recently acquired aircraft in ANZAC Hall
Piloting a butcher's shop. By Chris Goddard

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