Wartime Issue 19

Winter 2002

Bravest of the Brave

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
  • The invasion that wasn't by Peter Stanley.  
    Fears of a Japanese invasion suited Australia's wartime government, but one was never planned.
  • The last kill by Brad Manera.  
    A brief air battle over the north-western Australian coast rated only one sentence in the nation's history.
  • In the event of my death… by Peter Burness.  
    The men of Bomber Command were saluted as the bravest of the brave. Twenty-year-old Colin Flockhart epitomised their courage.
  • A true leader by Ross McMullin.  
    Pompey Elliott was the most famous fighting general in the First AIF and after the war became a household name.
  • Nursing didn't end with the war by Ruth Rae.  
    Australian nurses in the First World War were forced to look after their own.
  • Agony after the sinking by Ian Hodges.  
    A new exhibition recounts a neglected episode in which HMAS Armidale's survivors battled an unrelenting and cruel sea.
  • Forgotten 'brilliance' by Ken Wright.  
    The story of the first tanks might have been somewhat different if an innovative Australian had not been overlooked.
  • The art of war by Laura Back.  
    Sir William Dargie returns to the Australian War Memorial.
  • One came home by Chris Coulthard-Clark.  
    The waler's tale touched a nation, but the facts are coloured by wistful fiction.
  • Heroes of the Han by Colin Jones.  
    An astute Australian commander was an inspiration to all.
  • News from the front by Jim Clarke.  
    Australian correspondents overcame many barriers to report war news.
  • The X-Men by Ray Worledge.  
    Australians were at the forefront of under-water attacks in the latter years of the Second World War.
  • Legacy of care by Alf Argent.  
    One man's dream helps thousands.
  • South Australia's Boxer connection by Robin Pennock.  
    Attacks on European embassies in Peking drew a spirited response from the far-flung colonies of the British Empire.
  • Eyewitness: Wounded on the Somme               
    Lance Corporal Robert Bennie recounts the horrors of winter in the trenches around Flers.
  • Despatches             
    Newsletter of the australian War Memorial ANZAC Foundation
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news.

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