Stories about Resilience

Think Piece: For we are young and free

….for we are young and free – first line of our national anthem. We sing it often. We sang it this morning. We hear our children and grandchildren sing it. […]

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Battle of Shah Wali Kot

The Shah Wali Kot Offensive during May and June 2010 was part of Operation HAMKARI, which aimed to curb the Taliban’s influence in Kandahar City. The efforts of the Special […]

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Think Piece: Remembering our Unsung Heroes

While we often acknowledge the exploits and sacrifices of our well-known military heroes, for every one of these there are numerous others whose stories are unknown and whose acts of […]

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Think Piece: How to remember the Vietnam War?

Amongst the flurry of remembrance activity around the Centenary of the Anzac tradition, relatively little funding or media attention has been given to the Vietnam War. This is likely to […]

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Celebrating success: James Paterson

Despite failing the kazoo at secondary school, Adelaide-based James Paterson has always loved music. But it’s only in the last couple of years that this rock and jazz music fan, […]

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The Battle of Greece

The Battle of Greece, in which Australian, British and New Zealand troops supported Greek forces against the World War II Axis powers of Germany, Italy and Japan, was fought from […]

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Think Piece: Our WWII Servicewomen

  In WWII, some 70,000 Australian women served in eight women-specific Services, in the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) and as Voluntary Aides (VA’s) in Detachments of Red Cross volunteers. […]

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Battle for Singapore

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the fall of Singapore. On 8 February, 1942 the Japanese had invaded Singapore. Having advanced from the Malayan Peninsula into Singapore a week of […]

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Vivian Bullwinkel and the Radji Beach Massacre

Bravery and courage are evident in all Anzac stories. The story of Australian Army Nursing Sister, Vivian Bullwinkel, and her survival of a massacre that claimed 21 of her fellow […]

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US WWII veteran to reunite with wartime girlfriend in Adelaide

A US World War II veteran will travel to Australia to reunite with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that 93-year-old Norwood Thomas will […]

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