Wartime Issue 39

Winter 2007

BOMBER COMMAND: B for Binbrook

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
  • Australia's worst experience in war by Peter Burness.  
    ANZACs won a clear and decisive victory in 1917 - but at an unsustainable cost.
  • Bullecourt tank by John White.  
    Fought and lost in a day, the battle of Bullecourt was a disaster for Australians.
  • Waiting to come home by Walter Kudrycz, Claire Dujardin and Bernard Lejune.  
    A little-known diary recalls the period following the First World War.
  • Displaying Destruction by Anne-Marie Condé.  
    The Australian War Memorial went to great lengths to re-create scenes from the First World War. Then what happened?
  • Task force air commander by Chris Clark.  
    A colourful RAAF officer's career culminated in controversy in Vietnam.
  • Sixty years of keeping the peace by Peter Londey.  
    Every day for the past six decades Australian peacekeepers have served overseas.
  • Bravery under fire by John Connor.  
    Australian peackeepers caught in the crossfire in a massacre in Rwanda.
  • The night bird by Colin Jones.  
    An Australian army guerilla force fighting the Japanese in timor had just one link with home - a small warship named Kuru.
  • The 'god of strategy' cut short by Steve Bullard.  
    An allied air attack changed the career of a fanatical idealogue and pathalogically brutal staff officer headed for Kokoda.
  • Time and Type by Emma Morris.  
    Writing and producing newspapers was one of the most popular ways for Australian prisoners of war to pass the time.
  • B for Binbrook by Garth Pratten.  
    Too few remember the sacrifice of Australians in Bomber Command.
  • Surprise resistence by Tim Gellel.  
    The first Australian action against the Imperial Japanese Army did not achieve all its intended outcomes, but it demonstrated the Australians' fighting abilities.
  • Getting the measure of Kapyong by Nigel Steel.  
    Piecing together the puzzle behind the Memorial's new Korean War diorama.
  • On the recieving end by Andrew Arthy.  
    German raids on Hamraiet in 1943 were an unexpected and unwelcome surprise for the Allies.
  • The Surafend Incident by Lachlan Coleman.  
    Not all of the ANZAC strory is laudable.
  • Hands on, minds on by Christina Spittel and Kerry Neale.  
    The Memorial's Discovery Zone takes children into a new world.
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news

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