Contents

Featured Articles:

‘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

Regular Features

Reflections Comments from Australian War Memorial Director Steve Gower

Mail call

Briefing Military snippets

Who? What? Where? When? Can you provide information?

Military intelligence A test of your knowledge

Australian War Memorial news

Book reviews

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