Wartime Magazine Issue 19
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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.
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