Wartime Issue 35 2006
Reflections Steve Gower
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18 August 2006 will mark the 40th anniversary of the action at Long Tan, now Vietnam Veterans’ day, when the nation remembers the approximately 60,000 Australians who served in Vietnam.
Eyewitness: Long Tan Harry Smith
Now retired, Lieutenant Colonel Smith remembers the largest Australian action of the Vietnam War.
Eyewitness: Battle on the Soui Ca Gary McKay
Operation Iron Fox in Vietnam.
Minidress adds a bright note Rebecca Britt
Sequined lilac mini donated to the Memorial.
Subtropical training ground Craig Wilcox
One of the ADF’s largest training bases has been preparing troops for war for 40 years.
Hot environment Walter Kudrycz
Operation Bribie was one of the high points of RAAF helicopter operations in Vietnam.
Tired, filthy, but happy Elizabeth Stewart
Civilian nurses at Bien Hoa.
Fifty years’ watch Peter Londey
Australians in UNTSO.
Death on the last day Peter Stanley
The last Australian killed in the Second World War, on the last day of the war.
Gratitude: the last casualty of war Eric Carpenter
The underappreciated inventor of the Owen gun.
Hotel Japan Robin Gerster
The Kawana Hotel offered a respite for Australian members of BCOF and their families.
Painting the Korean War Warwick Heywood
Frank Norton, official war artist.
Love, letters, and war Kate Walker and Jennifer Coombes
Wartime letters held in archives are an essential source for biographers and historians. Those held by families are cherished and tangible reminders of loved ones.
Floral imagery in the First World War Anne Elias
Flowers commemorate those lost and celebrate those returned.
Gallipoli and Tobruk David Mitchelhill-Green
Several coincidences link these two battlefields.
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