1945: Victory in Europe and the Pacific
- Rethinking why the Allies won by Richard Overy.
New research offers a range of new perspectives on this vital question.
- Australia in the Second World War by Karl James.
The great mobilisation helped shape the Australia we know today.
- The Battle of Berlin by David Stahel.
Hundreds of thousands died in the campaign that ended the war.
- Forced marches, 1944-45 by Dianne Rutherford.
With the Allies closing in on them, the Nazis forced their prisoners to flee from rescue.
- Liberation of the camps by Debbie Lackerstein.
What was found in European concentration camps stunned rescuers and the world.
- Nightmares beyond atomic bombs by Richard Frank.
Analysis of US plans shows that the end of the war could have been even more destructive.
- “As British as Churchill” by James Curran.
John Curtin sustained an imperial vision, even as he fought for Australia’s interests.
- Australia’s campaigns in 1945 by Peter Dean.
The final campaigns demonstrated tactical excellence in the service of strategic necessity.
- The Changi complex by Lachlan Grant.
Stories by prisoners of war in Changi provide unique insight in a new Memorial book.
- No fresh water and no bridge by Claire Baddeley.
Paintings recall life on the Bribie Island coastal defence station.
- Witnessing captivity by Victoria Gwyn.
- Operation Render Safe by Shane Casey.
- Plus regular features, including book reviews, letters, and Memorial news.