- Wartime magazine issue 17
Wartime magazine issue 17
By Official magazine of the Australian War Memorial
Wartime Magazine (Autumn 2002)
- Farewell, once more by Peter Stanley. Pain and pride as Australians go to war.
- Sacred emblem by Lee Kinsella. Four famous Longstaff paintings on display together for the first time.
- Firefly down! By Peter Vickridge. A sortie flown by Navy airmen from HMAS Sydney during the Korean War led to an amazing rescue.
- The power of myth by Brian P. Farrell. Reality explodes the legends surrounding the fall of Singapore in 1942 – a decisive even in 1942.
- Short-lived menace by Robert Nichols. Sixty years ago the world was shocked when Japanese planes sank Prince of Wales and Repulse.
- Sabres in Sydney by Craig Wilcox. An historic painting in need of restoration – Vive l’Empereur by Edouard Detaille.
- Ultimate sacrifice by Ross McMullin. A remarkable young soldier captured the admiration of Brigadier General ‘Pompey’ Elliott.
- Cemeteries: a reminder of violent times by Peter Burness. Corbie, an ancient place of pilgrimage beside the Somme, is the resting place for many Australian soldiers.
- Air war over Australia by Chris Coulthard-CIark. The Japanese had more than Darwin in their sights when they attacked Australia in 1942.
- An Australian at Hamburger Hill by Chris Coulthard-CIark with Max Kelly. A Vietnam veteran recalls a little-known connection with a famous battle.
- Young and lost at Sandakan by Bernie Gaynor. Young soldier, Private Bryan Garrett Gaynor’s very short war.
- An Australian in the defence of Prague by Josel Holman. On May 4 1945, residents of Prague began an uprising against the German occupiers after it was reported that the liberating Allies were at the Czechoslovakian boarder.
- The train now arriving … by Mark Whitmore. The Memorial gets up steam with an important addition to its collection from the Great War – The Hunslet locomotive.
- The Women’s Auxilary Australian Air Force by Carolyn Newman. Remembering the women who served between 1941 and 1947.
- Bridge of life and hope by Ian Wing. Australian peacekeepers solve a local crisis in East Timor.
- "H" detachment Sparrow Force at Viqueque, 1942 by Brad Manera.
My year at the Memorial by Tom A. G. Hungerford
A past editor remembers his time at the Memorial after the Second World War.
- Pedigree Hudson lands at Canberra by David Vincent. The story behind a recently acquired aircraft in ANZAC Hall.
- Piloting a butcher's shop by Chris Goddard.
Details: Magazine, published 2002.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations, 72 pages.
Dimensions: 29.7 cm (h) x 20.2 cm (w) 0.5 cm (d) / 210 grams.