Bob Wurth



The Kamikaze myth

22 September 2010 | 0:00 - By Bob Wurth

Despite the Japanese Navy's attempts to make us think otherwise, the youthful sacrifice of the Kamikaze pilots was not always voluntary, eager or willing, writes Bob Wurth.


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The Nazi King – fool or traitor?

28 July 2010 | 0:00 - By Bob Wurth

Production still from Edward VIII: The Nazi King.

Production still from Edward VIII: The Nazi King.

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China's Great Wall

11 March 2010 | 0:00 - By Bob Wurth

What we call the Great Wall of China today is just one of China’s great walls and the Chinese are still discovering more and more sections of them, some in a state of great decay, as Bob Wurth reveals.


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Big Bang in Tunguska

01 March 2010 | 0:00 - By Bob Wurth

Just when you thought you had enough to worry about - from Iran’s nuclear program to your finances after the global meltdown to the safety of insulation in the roof - Bob Wurth discovers there’s a renewed global mega-worry for us all: asteroid impacts and the Big Bang.


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Big Bang in Tunguska

01 March 2010 | 0:00 - By Bob Wurth

Just when you thought you had enough to worry about - from Iran’s nuclear program to your finances after the global meltdown to the safety of insulation in the roof - Bob Wurth discovers there’s a renewed global mega-worry for us all: asteroid impacts and the Big Bang.


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Unsinkable Titanic

16 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Bob Wurth

Unsinkable Titanic

16 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Bob Wurth

Close to 98 years after the sinking of the then world’s largest vessel, the SBS documentary drama Unsinkable Titanic is a reminder of the potential vulnerability of ships at sea, says Bob Wurth.


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Hitler's Bodyguard

20 January 2010 | 11:00 - By Bob Wurth

Bob Wurth re-traces the steps of Robert Menzies at Obersalzberg and wonders if other visitors felt "the awe and perhaps even pride in the power and skill of Germany’s Nazi regime, if not admiring their barbarous and treacherous methods."


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About this Blog

Bob Wurth's books include 'Justice in the Philippines' and 'Saving Australia' and he was a contributor to Dorothy Horsfield’s 'Paul Lyneham, a Memoir'.

Bob Wurth Bob Wurth is a journalist and author based on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. He has written four books on the Asia-Pacific region, including 1942, Australia's Greatest Peril, and Capturing Asia, which is to be published by ABC Books in June, 2010.
 
Wurth is a former ABC news editor, foreign correspondent in Asia, and ABC manager for both Asia and Queensland. He has traveled Asia extensively.

He was the 2009 visiting scholar to the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library and a fellow at the Australian Prime Ministers' Centre, Canberra.

 
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