Sport in a time of War
- Reflections by Steve Gower.
The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
- Sport and war by Rebecca Britt.
After capturing the nation’s admiration, athletes were targeted for recruitment into service during the First World War.
- Canberra air crash: Tragedy at home by Daniel Oakman.
An air disaster in 1940 had a long-term effect on Australia and the Australian government during the Second World War.
- Adelaide River insight by Claire Baddeley.
A “visual reporter’s” unique record of military medical services in the Top End.
- Melancholy duty by Michael Richards.
An exhibition at Old Parliament House tells a story often overlooked in accounts of the Second World War: Australia’s Parliament in wartime.
- The night the war came to Sydney by Robert Nichols.
Three Japanese midget submarines raided the harbour in 1942.
- The man behind the man behind the gun by Anne-Marie Condé.
Not all valuable service in the First World War was at the front.
- 8 August 1918: The battle won by Peter Burness.
A stunningly successful counter-offensive.
- Digging for ‘Victory’ by Robyn Van Dyk.
Supplying food was vital to Australia’s military success in the Second World War. Many people on the home front responded with enthusiasm.
- New dimension to iconic painting by John Perryman.
Charles Bryant’s painting does more than simply capture the exploits of AE2 “running amok” in the Sea of Marmora.
- A ‘prend’ indeed by Karl James.
Two Australian airmen crash-landed into the guerrilla war on Bougainville.
- Trench warfare 101: Training at the Bustard trenches by Michael Molkentin.
Realistic training in Britain prepared Australian troops for the reality of war on the Western Front.
- The Dunkirk doll by Jane Peek and Anne-Marie Condé.
An intriguing mystery remains unsolved.
- Kashmir Inc. by Daniel Flitton.
Forty years ago, Brian Molloy’s idea to privatise Kashmir may have seemed a stunt.
- Return to Vietnam by Elizabeth Stewart.
Vietnam veterans revisit their former battlefield 40 years ago.
- What should an Australian soldier wear? by Craig Wilcox.
The dress debate continued for decades and is still a talking point.
- Eyewitness: A WAAF in Bomber Command by Sheilah Cruickshank.
A former WAAF officer recalls life supporting the Australian squadrons flying Lancasters on bombing missions over Europe.
- Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news.
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