Contents

Reflections Steve Gower

The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment

Briefing

Mail Call

Cowra breakout Anne-Marie Condé

60th anniversary of the only mass breakout of prisoners in the history of the British empire.

Two soldiers and a Vickers gun Brad Manera

Two George Cross winners who died during the breakout.

Australian officers in Normandy John Jackson

A small group of Australian officers went to observe the D-Day landings.

The butcher of Fromelles Ross McMullin

Blustering incompetence was no barrier to promotion for one British commander.

On the Western Front Peter Cochrane

A photo essay.

Rebirth of a city damned Carolyne Carter

BCOF soldiers visit Hiroshima in 1947.

Mesopotamian Half Flight Ian Hodges

Australian airmen in what is now southern Iraq in 1915.

A chateau in France Peter Burness

Grand homes on the front line.

Yeramba Steve Gower and Mike Cecil

The story of Australia’s only self-propelled gun.

Tragedy at An Nhut Elizabeth Stewart

Three men killed by a mine in Vietnam.

A war artist before his war Craig Wilcox

Arthur Streeton in London looks forward to the war.

The greater ‘truth’ Laura Back

The art of commissioning sculpture.

First in action Colin Jones

Australia’s first warship in the Maori wars.

Observer at large Peter Londey

Keith Howard in UNTSO.

Reflections on Rwanda Garth Pratten

Veterans recall their service on the 10th anniversary of Australia’s mission to Rwanda.

Eyewitness

The path to Gallipoli.

Military Intelligence

Australian War Memorial news

Reviews

Friends of the Memorial