Wartime Issue 34


Reflections Steve Gower
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Return to Gallipoli Bruce Scates
The first Australian pilgrimages to ANZAC Cove were no easy feat.

Ottoman artillery bombardment Peter D. Williams
Little remarked in histories of the ANZAC landing on Gallipoli is the artillery bombardment they endured.

Courage at Lone Pine 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 Peter Londey
A German general’s miscalculation deprived the Turkish defenders of men during the Gallipoli assault.

First to fight Walter Kudrycz
Even before Gallipoli, the men of the AIF were in action.

The youngest ANZAC? John Woodcock
Not all soldiers in the first AIF met the minimum age requirement.

Allies in adversity 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 Brad Manera
An interview with a Korean war veteran unearths some priceless photographs.

A happy lot on Tarakan 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 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 Anne-MaArie Condé
The pain of not knowing a soldier’s fate made war even more unbearable for families.

‘Fire-eater’ 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 Peter Stanley
A wartime stigma has dogged the men of the HMAS Pirie down the years.

Tragedy in Moreton Bay 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 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
Corporal Frank Atkins, 2/11th Battalion, AIF

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