- Wartime magazine issue 16
Wartime magazine issue 16
By Official magazine of the Australian War Memorial
Wartime Magazine (Summer 2001)
- Patriotic diva by Julie Padanyi-Ryan. Dame Nellie Melba worked tirelessly during the First World War to raise money for the war effort.
- 60th Anniversary of the Australian War Memorial by Brad Manera and Ian Hodges. A pictorial essay.
- The loss of the AE1 by Benjamin Evans. Investigating the mysterious loss of Australia’s first submarine revealed that German resistance in New Guinea in 1914 was more than token.
- Raid on Gaba Tepe by James Hurst. One week after landing on Gallipoli, 100 Western Australians attacked one of the peninsula’s most formidable strongholds.
- The deadly career of Billy Sing by Robert Courtney. A ‘little chap’ from Queensland left his family milk run to join the AIF and become the crack shot of the ANZACs.
- In the footsteps of the ANZACs. Steve Parsons with his son Tom joined the Australian War Memorial Battlefield and Cultural Tour to Gallipoli and learned a little more of his Australian heritage. He recounts the experience.
- The Fenian escape by Brad Manera. As Perth celebrated Easter in 1876, the US whaling ship Catalpa helped six Irish convicts escape from Freemantle Prison.
- Three views on the Sydney – Kormoran battle by Dr Tom Frame, Dr Michael McCarthy and Mr Wesley Olson. Three experts comment on the ongoing controversy.
- Faces of Australian peacekeeping by Peter Londey. An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition, Keeping the peace: stories of Australian peacekeepers, recounts Australia’s 40-odd peacekeeping operations.
- Toby's brief war by Chris Coulthard-Clark. An historian goes in search of the story behind the last letter of a young soldier.
- Painting the war: Canadian and Australian artists in the field by Chris Coulthard-Clark & Jacqueline Strecker. Battle Lines, an important exhibition of Canadian and Australian war art, is coming to the Memorial.
- Ordeal at Porton by Donald Lawie. An attempt to outflank the Japanese on Bouganville in 1945 went terribly wrong.
- Still missing by Margaret Reeson. Children continue to learn what happened to civilians and soldiers captured in Rabaul in 1942.
- The week Holland welcomed the ‘Bombs’ by Dianne Rutherford. A little-known role for Australian bombers in the final days of the Second World War took sustenance to thousands.
- Interceptor swan song: Meteors and MiGs over North Korea by Benjamin Evans. In 1951, RAAF Meteor pilots were among the first to experience jet age air combat.
- Tank action in Vietnam by Mike Cecil. A Centurion displayed in ANZAC Hall is a reminder of notable battles fought 30 years ago.
- Defence of Crete by Ric Pelvin. The tide turned when the Luftwaffe entered the Eastern Mediterranean but Cunningham’s fleet halted the invasion.
Details: Magazine, published 2001.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations, 72 pages.
Dimensions: 29.7 cm (h) x 20.2 cm (w) 0.5 cm (d) / 210 grams.