- Wartime magazine issue 74
Wartime magazine issue 74
By Official magazine of the Australian War Memorial
Wartime Magazine (Autumn 2016) - The Somme
- Foundation for victory by Gary Sheffield. The battle of the Somme in 1916 was appalling, but lessons were learned.
- Churchill and the Battle of the Somme by Robin Prior. He made some strong criticisms of the conduct of the battle, but was he right?
- Intelligence on the Somme by Jim Beach. British intelligence systems played an influential role in the conduct of the fighting in 1916.
- The French at the Somme 1916 by Elizabeth Greenhalgh. The achievements were remarkable, but managing the alliance was not a simple matter.
- The missing mortars of Bridoux by Aaron Pegram. Their first engagement in France showed that the Australians had a lot to learn.
- “Relentless and incessant offensive” by Michael Molkentin. Australian officers of the Royal Flying Corps supported the British offensive on the Somme.
- Breaking point at Pozieres by Meleah Hampton. Even the most dedicated can crack under the strains created by combat and poor command.
- Empire of the Somme by Michael Molkentin. Australians weren’t the only colonials fighting on the Western Front in 1916.
- “The biggest bastard of a job” by Bryce Abraham. McCann and Blackburn at Pozieres Ridge: how valour is defined.
- Somme sort of life by Stephanie Boyle. Mud and mortality on the Western Front.
- “His loss I do not realise” by Kate Morschel.
- Collection insights by Danielle Cassar
- Pozieres battlefield rifles by Shane Casey.
- The Last Post: Captain Ralph Ratnevelu Raymond Ekin-Smyth, 52 Battalion.
- Plus regular features including Reflections, Mail Call, and book reviews.
Details: Magazine, published 2016.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations, 72 pages.
Dimensions: 29.7 cm (h) x 20.2 cm (w) 0.5 cm (d) / 210 grams.