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Reflections Steve Gower

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Briefing

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Australia's worst experience in war Peter Burness

ANZACs won a clear and decisive victory in 1917 - but at an unsustainable cost.

Bullecourt tank John White

Fought and lost in a day, the battle of Bullecourt was a disaster for Australians.

Waiting to come home Walter Kudrycz, Claire Dujardin and Bernard Lejune

A little-known diary recalls the period following the First World War.

Displaying Destruction 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 Chris Clark

A colourful RAAF officer's career culminated in controversy in Vietnam.

Sixty years of keeping the peace Peter Londey

Every day for the past six decades Australian peacekeepers have served overseas.

Bravery under fire John Connor

Australian peackeepers caught in the crossfire in a massacre in Rwanda.

The night bird 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 Steve Bullard

An allied air attack changed the career of a fanatical idealogue and pathalogically brutal staff officer headed for Kokoda.

Time and Type 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 Garth Pratten

Too few remember the sacrifice of Australians in Bomber Command.

Surprise resistence 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 Nigel Steel

Piecing together the puzzle behind the Memorial's new Korean War diorama.

On the recieving end Andrew Arthy

German raids on Hamraiet in 1943 were an unexpected and unwelcome surprise for the Allies.

The Surafend Incident Lachlan Coleman

Not all of the ANZAC strory is laudable.

Hands on, minds on Christina Spittel and Kerry Neale

The Memorial's Discovery Zone takes children into a new world.

Military Intelligence

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