Wartime Issue 28

Spring 2004

The First Kamikaze Attack?

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
  • The battles of Boucaut Bay by Craig Wilcox.  
    Two years before the Second World War an Australian patrol boat opened fire on Japanese pearling luggers.
  • The first Kamikaze attack? by Robert Nichols.  
    A surprise attack on HMAS Australia caused horrific injuries.
  • And they didn’t live happily ever after by Jane Peek.  
    Violet Glover and the execution of her prisoner-of-war husband.
  • Prisoner of steel by John Moremon.  
    The story of an Australian officer who survived torture by the Japanese.
  • Assault on the Pimple by Phillip Bradley.  
    Fighting around Shaggy Ridge in December 1943.
  • Buna attack by Chris Linke.  
    The 2/6th Independent Company in action.
  • Operation Guidance by Ray Worledge.  
    A daring X-Craft raid on Bergen in April 1944.
  • ‘Founder’ of the Australian War Museum by Peter Stanley.  
    The story of Ernie Bailey, Australian Salvage Corps.
  • Sunken hopes by Eric Carpenter.  
    The torpedoing of the Southland.
  • Death on the goldfields by Brad Manera.  
    150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade.
  • The seasons of battle by Peter Burness.  
    The role of weather on the Western Front 1916–18.
  • Baptism of fire by Sharon Losik.  
    A lifeboat from MV Devanha used at the ANZAC landing.
  • Independence Day at Hamel by Mitchell Yockelson.  
    Americans and Australians in action together at Hamel.
  • Reconciliation at last by Brian Cleaver and Peter Phillips.  
    The search for a gravesite leads to the spirit of reconciliation among former enemies.
  • Mrs Weir’s morning teas by Keiko Tamura.  
    Escaped Japanese prisoners of war after the Cowra breakout.
  • Eyewitness.  
    Keith Hooper’s experiences as a prisoner of war of the Germans.
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news.

Cover image of Issue 28

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