Wartime Issue 53 - 2011

Summer 2011

Last Actions - The Aftermath Of Conflict

  • First and last: Australia's carrier airpower goes to Korea by Jean Bou.  
    A single tour to the Korean War proved to be the only time that the RAN used its carrier airpower in anger.
  • The Rai Coast advance by Peter Thompson.  
    In January 1944, untested Australian troops pursued the Japanese across New Guinea's difficult terrain.
  • Yarra heroes: honours deferred by John Bradford.  
    HMAS Yarra's final heroic actions were never recognised – was it the fault of the system?
  • After the fall by Steven Bullard.  
    With the war in Vietnam almost over, there was still plenty for the Royal Australian Air Force to do.
  • Danger in the ground by Marcus Fielding.  
    Australian soldiers helped to train Afghans to rid their country of mines.
  • Leaving Gallipoli: perceptions from the Turkish side by Ashley Ekins.  
    The withdrawal was a triumph of planning and execution, but did it completely deceive the Turkish defenders?
  • 'A bit of scrap' by Chris Holyday.  
    An unknown contributor to The Anzac book was a poet in the mould of Lawson.
  • Nightscapes and jungle visions by Laura Webster and Diana Warnes.  
    Two very different artists picture the world of modern peacekeepers.
  • Missing but not forgotten by Margaret Reeson.  
    The loss of the Montevideo Maru left many questions, some of which are beginning to be answered.
  • The new Hall of Valour by Peter Burness.  
    Old and honourable traditions have been given an elegant new home.
  • Rose Force unearthed by Chelsea Mannix.  
    One man's search for battlefield relics helped recall the story of Australian forces in action in Malaya.
  • Plus regular features including Reflections, Mail Call and Book Reviews

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