Wartime Issue 38

Autumn 2007

GALLIPOLI: Our ANZAC Myths Reviewed.

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
  • The real fight for Gallipoli by Peter Hart.  
    A British historian corrects some myths and misconceptions.
  • Was Lone Pine worth it? by Rhys Crawley.  
    The battle at Lone Pine is remembered as Australia's most successful action on Gallipoli but not all who were there would agree.
  • The Turkish perceptive by Harvey Broadbent.  
    Previously unexamined documents in the Turkish archives could lead to a reassessment of Australia's most famous campaign.
  • Heroic sacrifice by Nigel Steel.  
    The 14th Sikhs attracted tributes for their valour and discipline from across the British Empire.
  • No regrets by Peter Burness.  
    A 'stern and demanding' officer's name is forever linked to a disastrous charge.
  • A clerk's eye view by Anne Marie Condé.  
    John Treloar waded ashore at the landing with a typewriter in one hand and a sheaf of paper in the other.
  • What if...? by Nigel Steel.  
    Imagine the Gallipoli landing had succeeded - what then?
  • In the cold light of dawn by Kerry Neale.  
    While the significance of the dawn service continues to grow, questions remain over its origins in Australia.
  • An ANZAC's pay book by Donald Lawie.  
    A pay book and a diary trace a trail from Egypt to France and Belgium.
  • French heroes in Sydney by John Ramsland.  
    A popular Sydney newspaper defined the heroic image of visiting allied soldiers.
  • Partners in arms by Sven Knudsen.  
    The 90th anniversary of the military alliance between Australia and America.
  • 'The toughest battle of all' by Craig Tibbitts.  
    A ghastly nightmare tested Australian soldiers to their limits.
  • Crossing the Busu by Garth Pratten.  
    A raging torrent, enemy on the far bank, no boats, no bridges, no fords, and an operation that must proceed.
  • Beauty in hell by Janda Gooding.  
    A war artist's 'brilliant little flashes' illuminate the landscapes of war.
  • The Light Horse and the lady by John Connor.  
    A chance discovery brings to light paintings of the Light Horse in Egypt.
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news

Wartime Issue 38

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