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


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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.

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

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