Wartime Issue 52 - 2010
Shelter in time of war
The Big Tree of Sandakan was a place of significance to all who were held there.
By Richard Braithwaite
Return from Changi
The paintings of a prisoner on the Burma–Thailand railway tell a story with a twist in the ending.
By Nigel Stanley
A mass breakout from a German prisoner-of-war camp was a success even though it failed.
By Dianne Rutherford
Australian painters gave us a view of life in European prisoner-of-war camps during the Second World War.
By Bridie Macgillicuddy
Bold bids for freedom
Many Australian prisoners during the First World War made escape attempts, but very few succeeded.
By Aaron Pegram
Cowra – an early warning
The mental state of a Japanese prisoner was a warning his jailers ignored.
By Graham Apthorpe
Two funerals and a breakout
A Japanese prisoner at Cowra went on to become a force for reconciliation.
By Keiko Tamura
Chivalry versus Bushido
Letters from prisoners of the Japanese were dropped over Port Moresby in 1942 – but how did this come about?
By Kan Sugahara
Battle over the fjord
A raid on German ships in 1945 was heroic but costly.
By Scott Milson
Sticking to his guns
One of the great fighting captains of the Royal Australian Navy is still revered today.
By Tom Lewis
The raid on Celtic Wood
The 10th Battalion's action was tragic, but it's no longer a mystery.
By Michael Kelly
- 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
- Friends of the Memorial