Wartime Magazine Issue 59
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1942 the world at war: Midway, Milne Bay, Kokoda, El Alamein, Stalingrad
- Coral Sea, Midway and After by Jonathan Parshall.
Japanese planning created crucial errors.
- Australia's Thermopylae? by Peter Williams.
Were Australians on the Kokoda Trail really outnumbered?
- General Clowes of Milne Bay by Karl James.
Milne Bay was Japan's first land defeat of the war, but its victor won few laurels.
- Lying doggo and waiting by Shane Casey.
Australians struggled against Japanese tanks at Milne Bay.
- Disaster at Savo Island by Richard Pelvin.
The Japanese surprised the Allied fleet after the landings on Guadalcanal.
- Teamwork at Alamein by Mark Johnston.
Australians joined Dominion forces to win a desert victory.
- Stalingrad seventy years on by Richard Overy.
Immense sacrifice achieved a turning point in the war.
- The "Marco Polo" diggers by Lachlan Grant.
- Australian Yanks by Lenore Heath.
Men of all ages found a place to serve with the American small ships section.
- Making arms for the nation by Justin Hewitt.
An essential home front industry should not be forgotten.
- Making their mark again by Marcus Fielding.
After the First World War, Australian soldiers showed their sporting prowess.
- The soldiers' photographer by Emma Campbell.
Denis Gibbons and the Vietnam War.
- Tribute to Steve Gower A farewell to Steve Gower, Director of the Australian War Memorial