Wartime Issue 29

Summer 2005

Life at the DAT

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
  • One of a kind by Ross McMullin.  
    An Australian belatedly turned up at Buckingham Palace to be presented with his VC by the King.
  • The Anzac yarn by Peter Burness.  
    Australians back home delighted in a thrilling story from Gallipoli but it was mostly a myth that simply evaporated.
  • Quinn’s Post: ‘The most critical position’ by Peter Stanley.  
    Extract from Peter Stanley’s latest book, Quinn’s Post, Anzac, Gallipoli, published by Allen & Unwin.
  • Life at the Dat by Craig Wilcox.  
    Home could be surprisingly comfortable at the Vietnam military base.
  • Bunker assault by Elizabeth Stewart.  
    A quilt made by the wife of a badly wounded National Serviceman serves as a tribute to Vietnam veterans.
  • Photo-essay by Patricia Sabine.  
    A compilation by Patricia Sabine commemorates the life of renowned Second World War photographer George Silk.
  • The finest ships in the fleet by Colin Jones.  
    The service of HMAS Anzac and Tobruk in the Korean War.
  • Coming clean by Albert Palazzo.  
    Heading for home from Iraq involved more than simply packing a kitbag.
  • The Kokoda myth by Steven Bullard.  
    Examining some misconceptions about the Japanese in New Guinea.
  • An eye for an eye by Michael Tyquin.  
    Australian troops staged a public flogging of German nationals in Rabaul in 1914.
  • The last stand at Wandumi by Phillip Bradley.  
    Determined Australians in New Guinea continued to fight against the odds.
  • ‘Surry Hills can take it!’ by Brad Manera.  
    A new travelling exhibition looks at Australia at war.
  • Love, loss and identity by Anne-Marie Condé.  
    A war memento stirs the imagination but offers no answers.
  • Fighters over Greece by Alex Freeleagus.  
    The exploits of Australia’s forgotten Greek fighter aces.
  • Voyage of despair by John Moremon.  
    Australian prisoners transported back to Germany in 1917.
  • Eyewitness.
    The battle of Modder River. A NSW lancer’s experiences.
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news.

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