Tag Archive | Australia

Life Magazine ANZAC Cover, Feb. 1941

Life Magazine ANZAC Cover, Feb. 1941

The oldest wartime Life Magazine I have in my small collection is from February, 1941. That’s at least 10 months before the US entered WW2 and so the articles in Life that deal with the war do not have the American focus they would a year later. In this particular issue (February, 24, 1941) the […]

HMAS Canberra

A fellow blogger’s comment got me thinking of Australia’s contributions to WW2 and I thought about what I knew regarding the Battle of Savo Island in August, 1942. The battle went badly for the Americans and for the Australians who supplied the HMAS Canberra, a heavy cruiser. The Canberra was lost as were a number […]