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Reflections Steve Gower

The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment

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Briefing

Kokoda commanders 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 Les Hetherington

An Australian is commemorated by a memorial at Wellington Barracks in London.

Without question, a hero Ashley Ekins

The recent “controversy” around the first Australian Victoria Cross of the Vietnam War.

The battles for Bullecourt Peter Burness

Eighty-five years ago, Australian soldiers began a terrible struggle in France.

Australians in the air war over Malta Lex McAulay

The vital role of Australian fighter pilots in the defence of Malta during 1942.

Dogs of war Elizabeth Stewart

The story of the canines and their handlers in the Combat Tracker Teams during the Vietnam War.

Behind the mask of duty Laura Back

Stella Bowen created a distinctive style of portraiture to reveal the private and public worlds of those who served.

Gallipoli on film George Imashev

The only surviving film footage of the Gallipoli campaign.

Forgotten assault David Stevens

A Japanese submarine shelled Western Australia in 1943 – but nobody noticed.

The Hawkesbury–Nepean frontier war John Connor

An early clash between Governor Macquarie’s troops and Aborigines.

Lumbago Jack: Minister for Austerity Ross McMullin

Remembering John Dedman, the minister notorious for his wartime austerity measures.

In the steps of Monash Mark Johnston

A school tour to Gallipoli and the Western Front.

Eyewitness: Escape from Crete S. L. Carroll

A soldier, a 16-foot boat and 350 miles to cover.

The kindness of strangers Robbie Braithwaite

The good deeds of the Australian Comforts Fund remembered.

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