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Reflections Steve Gower

The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment

Briefing

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The battles of Boucaut Bay Craig Wilcox

Two years before the Second World War an Australian patrol boat opened fire on Japanese pearling luggers.

The first kamikaze attack? Robert Nichols

A surprise attack on HMAS Australia caused horrific injuries.

And they didn’t live happily ever after Jane Peek

Violet Glover and the execution of her prisoner-of-war husband.

Prisoner of steel John Moremon

The story of an Australian officer who survived torture by the Japanese.

Assault on the Pimple Phillip Bradley

Fighting around Shaggy Ridge in December 1943.

Buna attack Chris Linke

The 2/6th Independent Company in action.

Operation Guidance Ray Worledge

A daring X-Craft raid on Bergen in April 1944.

‘Founder’ of the Australian War Museum Peter Stanley

The story of Ernie Bailey, Australian Salvage Corps.

Sunken hopes Eric Carpenter

The torpedoing of the Southland.

Death on the goldfields Brad Manera

150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade.

The seasons of battle Peter Burness

The role of weather on the Western Front 1916–18.

Baptism of fire Sharon Losik

A lifeboat from MV Devanha used at the ANZAC landing.

Independence Day at Hamel Mitchell Yockelson

Americans and Australians in action together at Hamel.

Reconciliation at last Brian Cleaver and Peter Phillips

The search for a gravesite leads to the spirit of reconciliation among former enemies.

Mrs Weir’s morning teas Keiko Tamura

Escaped Japanese prisoners of war after the Cowra breakout.

Eyewitness

Keith Hooper’s experiences as a prisoner of war of the Germans.

Military Intelligence

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