Wartime Magazine Issue 59

Winter 2012

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

Wartime Magazine Issue 59