Wartime Issue 18

Autumn 2002

Villain or Victim?  The Breaker Morant controversy

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
  • Kokoda commanders by David Horner.  
    Australian senior commanders on the Kokoda Trail, 1942.
  • Villains or victims?        
    One hundred years on, the debate over the execution of Bushveldt Carbineers Harry Breaker Morant and Peter Handcock refuses to go away.
  • The shy VC by Les Hetherington.  
    An Australian is commemorated by a memorial at Wellington Barracks in London.
  • Without question, a hero by Ashley Ekins.  
    The recent controversy around the first Australian Victoria Cross of the Vietnam War.
  • The battles for Bullecourt by Peter Burness.  
    Eighty-five years ago, Australian soldiers began a terrible struggle in France.
  • Australians in the air war over Malta by Lex McAulay.  
    The vital role of Australian fighter pilots in the defence of Malta during 1942.
  • Dogs of war by Elizabeth Stewart.  
    The story of the canines and their handlers in the Combat Tracker Teams during the Vietnam War.
  • Behind the mask of duty by Laura Back.  
    Stella Bowen created a distinctive style of portraiture to reveal the private and public worlds of those who served.
  • Gallipoli on film by George Imashev.  
    The only surviving film footage of the Gallipoli campaign.
  • Forgotten assault by David Stevens. 
    A Japanese submarine shelled Western Australia in 1943 but nobody noticed.
  • The HawkesburyNepean frontier war by John Connor.  
    An early clash between Governor Macquaries troops and Aborigines.
  • Lumbago Jack: Minister for Austerity by Ross McMullin.  
    Remembering John Dedman, the minister notorious for his wartime austerity measures.
  • In the steps of Monash by Mark Johnston.  
    A school tour to Gallipoli and the Western Front.
  • Eyewitness: Escape from Crete by S. L. Carroll.  
    A soldier, a 16-foot boat and 350 miles to cover.
  • The kindness of strangers by Robbie Braithwaite.  
    The good deeds of the Australian Comforts Fund remembered.
  • Despatches                   
    Newsletter of the australian War Memorial ANZAC Foundation
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news.

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