Wartime Issue 42

Autumn 2008

CAPTURED: At Villers-Bretonneux

  • Reflections by Steve Gower.  
    The Director of the Australian War Memorial's Comment
  • Conflict galleries. 
    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launches the Australian War Memorial’s new Conflicts 1945 to today galleries.
  • Who? What? Where? When?
    Can you provide information?
  • Operation Michael by Peter Hart.  
    After defeating Russia, the German Army threw everything it had at the Western Front in an effort to end the war.
  • ANZAC Day at Villers-Bretonneux by Peter Burness.  
    Australians made a gallant contribution to the turning of the war.
  • Gallipoli: a Turkish view by David W. Cameron.  
    There is a Turkish side to the Gallipoli story as well.
  • Blackburn’s ‘place’ by Andrew Faulkner.  
    Arthur Seaforth Blackburn VC made an auspicious debut on the field of battle.
  • War of the words by Christina Spittel.  
    An Australian soldier helped Erich Maria Remarque to world fame.
  • Homeward bound? by Elspeth Grant.  
    The First World War seemed to give 17 young Scots a chance to return home.
  • Waving to strangers by Robert Nugent.  
    Official cinematographer recounts images from Iraq.
  • Paying for the war by Ken Wright.  
    Almost as much effort was put into raising money to pay for the First World War as was put into recruiting soldiers.
  • Selling patriotism by Laura Webster.   
    Posters were the best advertisement for First World War loan schemes.
  • The Kaiser’s wreath by Nigel Steel.   
    Lawrence was more in touch with Arab sensibilities than was the Kaiser.
  • Man of might by Peter Dean.  
    Frank Berryman’s fearless and sometimes unorthodox leadership was instrumental in the Allied capture of Syria.
  • Pursuing Ben by Anne-Marie Conde.  
    Even an empty envelope can tell a story.
  • Escape from Greece by Peter Ewer.  
    Just weeks after arriving in Greece, two divisions of Australians and New Zealanders were forced to evacuate.
  • The Beaufort in New Guinea by Mike Nelmes.  
    Hardy bombers gave illustrious service to Australia.
  • Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters and Memorial news

Wartime Issue 42 cover

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