Wartime Issue 46 - 2009
‘Recock and refigure’
Australia’s latest VC winner recently spoke to Memorial historians about his experiences in Afghanistan. By Peter Pedersen
History under fire
On the topic of injuries and wounds in military history.
The Victoria Cross in Australia
The award for valour has a distinguished history.
By Peter Burness
From Howse to Donaldson
For many years some acts of great bravery under fire did not count when it came to awarding Victoria Crosses.
By Peter Pedersen
Cool art from a hot zone
Two war artists have produced original creations from the current war zones.
By Warwick Heywood
Habbaniya Cemetery’s Australian connections
The Australian war graves at Habbaniya reflect the long struggles of Iraqi history.
By Marcus Fielding
Tools of the trade
Weapons and equipment used – or faced – by Australian forces in the Middle East are new, advanced and hi-tech.
By Garth O’Connell
The arms of black melancholy
Australian prisoners captured on the Western Front in April 1917 were subjected to brutal German treatment.
By Aaron Pegram
Gallipoli’s first day
Research by Macquarie University and the Australian War Memorial into Turkish archives is revealing new evidence about the Gallipoli campaign.
By Harvey Broadbent
Australians over Dieppe
In August 1942 two Australian fighter pilots took part in the hectic air fighting over Dieppe.
By Andrew Arthy
A letter from Long Tan
The story behind the making of a stunning new film in the Vietnam War gallery.
By Chris Roberts
Masters of the static war
Remembering Ian Hutchison and 1RAR, Korea 1951–52.
By Susan Ramage
‘I’d had it in mind...’
How a tree from Lone Pine came to be at the Memorial.
By Andrew Jack
Pigeons in the Second World War
The exploits of these birds even won them awards.
By Andrew Gray
Reflections Comments from Australian War Memorial Director Steve Gower
Briefing Military snippets
Who? What? Where? When? Can you provide information?
Military intelligence A test of your knowledge
Australian War Memorial news
Friends of the Memorial