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

Briefing

Mall Call

1993: year of the peacekeeper Peter Londey
Ten years ago, Australians were involved in peacekeeping operations across the globe.

For services rendered Phillip Dutton
The story behind a Christmas card sent to an Australian tunnelling company in 1917.

Striking by night Peter Burness
A new exhibition tells the story of “G for George” and “Black Thursday”.

Standoff at Ziza Damien Fenton
The night Australian and Turkish soldiers stood together against a common foe.

Attack from within Ashley Ekins
A “fragging” incident at Fire Support Base Bravo … what did happen?

Charlie and Joan Peter Stanley
Charles Bean’s cousin reveals a different side to the historian.

Spectacle preserved Ian Hodges
Frank Hurley and Hubert Wilkins were adventurers who recorded the Australians fighting in the First World War.

Captured in colour Nola Anderson
A photo-essay of rarely seen colour photographs from the First World War.

First drop Garth Pratten
Australian Parachute landings of artillery at Nadzab in New Guinea.

Turning the tide Mark Johnston
Bitter fighting in New Guinea during September–October 1943.

The Kelly Gang reborn Peter Dean
The first Australian mounted unit to see active service in the Second World War.

Propaganda artist Robert Crawford
Harry J. Weston created war posters that stirred a nation.

Australia’s lost “Kitchener” Ross McMullin
The story of Tom Elliott and his fate at Fromelles in 1916.

A small irony of war Robert Nichols
HMAS Pioneer saw more action than any other Australian ship in the First World War.

Eyewitness
The sinking of the Costa Rica. By Keith Hooper

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