Wartime Issue 34

Autumn 2006

Gallipoli Courage

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
  • Return to Gallipoli by Bruce Scates.  
    The first Australian pilgrimages to ANZAC Cove were no easy feat.
  • Ottoman artillery bombardment by Peter D. Williams.  
    Little remarked in histories of the ANZAC landing on Gallipoli is the artillery bombardment they endured.
  • Courage at Lone Pine by Andrew Gray.  
    The fierce contest for possession of the Turkish front-line trenches on Gallipoli is told in an Australian War Memorial diorama.
  • Bulair: the attack that didn’t happen by Peter Londey.  
    A German general’s miscalculation deprived the Turkish defenders of men during the Gallipoli assault.
  • First to fight by Walter Kudrycz.  
    Even before Gallipoli, the men of the AIF were in action.
  • The youngest ANZAC? by John Woodcock.  
    Not all soldiers in the first AIF met the minimum age requirement.
  • Allies in adversity by Walter Kudrycz, Nick Fletcher and Sarah Cowan.  
    Two new exhibitions at the Australian War Memorial commemorate the important, though often overlooked, contribution of the Dutch to winning the Pacific war.
  • Kapyong captured by Brad Manera.  
    An interview with a Korean war veteran unearths some priceless photographs.
  • A happy lot on Tarakan by John Hore-Lacy and Peter Stanley.  
    They may have been the “Mad Mortar Section”, but Punchy Hanson’s Commandos broke up one of the most determined Japanese counter-attacks.
  • Men of Pozières by Peter Burness.  
    Ninety years ago, in a small corner of northern France, Australian troops “fell more thickly than on any other battlefield of the war”.
  • Death on the record by Anne-MaArie Condé.  
    The pain of not knowing a soldier’s fate made war even more unbearable for families.
  • ‘Fire-eater’ by Michael Molkentin.  
    Seven days with the Royal Flying Corps was a short, harsh apprenticeship in aerial combat for a young Australian on the Western Front.
  • The mutiny that wasn’t by Peter Stanley.  
    A wartime stigma has dogged the men of the HMAS Pirie down the years.
  • Tragedy in Moreton Bay by Peter Nunan.  
    Friendly fire killed three crewmen of HMAS Tambar in 1942. The familiar simple stones of the Australian War Graves bearing the Royal Australian Navy crest identify two of the men’s graves. The third is more difficult to find.
  • Before the storm by Richard Osgood, Martin Brown and Lucie Hawkins.  
    Practice made perfect for the Australian 3rd Division on Salisbury Plain in the First World War.
  • Eyewitness: Bardia by Corporal Frank Atkins, 2/11th Battalion, AIF
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news.

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