Wartime magazine issue 78

Autumn 2017

Middle East conflicts: Australian experiences.

  • Serving honourably in Iraq by Marcus Fielding. Australia made a significant contribution to the controversial war.
  • Make Mosul great again by Stephanie Boyle. Memorial curators spent time among Australian forces and discovered tales of Taji and Iraq.
  • Collecting history as it happens by Emma Campbell. Three Memorial curators recently visited Australian forces in Iraq.
  • Airworthy again by Laura Kennedy and Jamie Croker. The intensive restoration of the Memorial’s Lockhead Hudson.
  • Why war art speaks to us by Scott Bevan. Artists of the Second World War captured the incredible events happening around them.
  • A tale of two tanks by Meleah Hampton. Mephisto was not the first tank to cause a stir on arrival in Australia: meet Grit.
  • A glimpse of horror by David Gist. An anonymous X-ray from the Western Front reveals the brutality of war.
  • Alone in the ruins by Anne-Marie Conde. Charles Bean captured a poignant reminder of the effect of war in France.
  • Arab in the Fjord by Chris Goodard. A young Australian sailor played a key role in a desperate naval action in Norway.
  • The Last Post: Lance Corporal Sydney Cooper. 
  • Plus regular features, including Reflections, Mail Call, and book reviews.

Magazine, illustrated throughout, 72 pages.

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