Victory & Defeat: The Australian Experience
- Victory and defeat:The Australian experience, 1939–41.
The Australian experience in the first years of the Second World War: on the ground, in the air and at sea, in victory and in defeat.
- How Bardia was won by Craig Stockings.
The myths of Australian invincibility should give way to better-informed explanations.
- "The kind eyelids of night hid my tears'.
A letter by Dr Tom Selby gives an insight into the human side of the Australian victory at Bardia.
- Artist in the aftermath by Lola Wilkins.
Ivor Hele’s immense canvas provides a valuable record of the evacuation of Greece in 1941.
- Heroes of Tobruk by Peter Burness.
The Australians demonstrated determination and courage at Tobruk and showed that aggressive patrolling was the best form of defence.
- The first kill by Karl James.
No. 10 Squadron, RAAF, was the first Australian unit to go to war in 1939 and quickly went into action, hunting German U-boats.
- Recovering the past by John Perryman.
Finding lost wrecks is also a way of honouring those who served in them.
- ‘Tell her the baker’s enlisted’ by Martin Hadlow.
From old recordings, members of the Second AIF recall their departure for the Middle East in 1940.
- A tale of two weddings by Rebecca Britt.
Many couples decided to marry before the war could sweep them apart.
- Here is their spirit.
An address given by General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (Ret’d) at the Australian War Memorial on Remembrance Day, 2009.
- Doughboys and the breaking of the Hindenburg Line by Mitchell Yockelson.
The Americans may have been green, but they were splendid men.
- Flying close to the sun by Ken Peacock.
Australian pilots in the North Africa campaign improvised and lived rough in desert conditions.
- Plus regular features including Reflections, Mail Call and Book Reviews
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