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    Life on the ground in the ’Ghan

    Physical hardships are just the beginning.
    By Sergeant R

    ‘There will be no live VCs in 8 Group'

    Australian airmen in Path Finder Force were among Bomber Command’s finest.
    By Aaron Pegram

    The Emu: getting the bloody job done

    Flying a helicopter in Vietnam was demanding and dangerous.
    By Elizabeth Stewart

    Jifjafa, a desert raid

    For the light horse in 1916, long-range operations were the key to dominating the Sinai Desert.
    By Jean Bou

    Those ‘Army–Navy freaks’

    The RAN Beach Commandos were among the most highly trained Australian servicemen of the Second World War; they made order from confusion.
    By Karl James

    ‘To catch old Jerry eating his sauerkraut’

    Two huge raids on German aerodromes at Lille by the Australian Flying Corps marked the high point of Harry Cobby’s career.
    By Michael Molkentin

    Life below the waves

    The cramped world of a submarine places unique demands on its crew.
    By Gary Oakley


    Fuel in their veins

    Fliers from the Great War were trail-blazers in the conquest of distance.
    By Peter Burness

    When the Melbourne went to Hollywood

    Glamour and colour entered the lives of Australian sailors in 1959.
    By David Gist

    Lawrence Bragg and sound-ranging

    A brilliant Australian played a crucial but unrecognised role in the Great War.
    By John JenKin

    Artist on the medical front line

    Official war artist Nora Heysen documented the significance of Australian malaria research.
    By Cherie Prosser

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