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A Bitter Fate - Australians In Malaya & Singapore

In December 1941 Japanese forces landed at Malaya and began a rapid advance southwards towards Singapore. Australians were among the Allied forces fighting to halt the advance.

A Bitter Fate - Australians In Malaya & Singapore

In December 1941 Japanese forces landed at Malaya and began a rapid advance southwards towards Singapore. Australians were among the Allied forces fighting to halt the advance. On 15 February 1942 the city fell to the Japanese, and more than 130,000 British and Allied troops were taken prisoner of war, including some 15,000 Australians. More than 1100 other Australians were either confirmed dead or listed as missing in action, and hundreds of others remained unaccounted for. Fully illustrated with photographs and artworks from the Australian War Memorial collection, A Bitter Fate tells the story of this period of Australian wartime history, focusing on the fiercely fought campaign in Malaya and detailing the experiences of some of the men and women who witnessed the Fall of Singapore.

A Bitter Fate - Australians in Malaya & Singapore Education Activities

 

Australians in World War II: Bomber Command

Bomber Command is the second book in the Australians in World War II series, published by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).

Australians in World War II: Bomber Command

Bomber Command is the second book in the Australians in World War II series, published by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Written by historian Dr Richard Reid, this book focuses on the Australians who flew with the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in Bomber Command and tells the story of their training, their operational lives and their unique experiences following the German surrender.

Australians in World War II: Bomber Command Education Activities

 

Australians in World War I: Royal Australian Navy

This publication contains a brief history of the Royal Australian Navy RAN) in the First World War. It is accompanied by more than 100 images showing the personnel and vessels of the RAN as they served on operations around the world. 

Australians in World War I: Royal Australian Navy

This publication contains a brief history of the Royal Australian Navy RAN) in the First World War. It is accompanied by more than 100 images showing the personnel and vessels of the RAN as they served on operations around the world. 

Australians in World War I: Royal Australian Navy Education Activities

 

Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria

Australians of the 6th Division walk through Derna. After hard fighting on the outskirts of the town, the Italians, faced with Allied troops who had occupied the important high ground overlooking their positions, and realising that they were being outflanked, withdrew on 29 January 1941.

Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria

Australians of the 6th Division walk through Derna. After hard fighting on the outskirts of the town, the Italians, faced with Allied troops who had occupied the important high ground overlooking their positions, and realising that they were being outflanked, withdrew on 29 January 1941.

Australians in World War II: North Africa and Syria Education Activities

 

Australians in World War I: Home Front

This commemorative publication is the fifth and final in the Australians in World War I series. It contains a brief essay on the impact of the First World War on Australian society and more than 100 full-page images.

Australians in World War I: Home Front

This commemorative publication is the fifth and final in the Australians in World War I series. It contains a brief essay on the impact of the First World War on Australian society and more than 100 full-page images. The image on the front cover is from a studio portrait of Mrs Lewis of Toowoomba with one of her six sons who served overseas. All came home again. 

Australians in World War I: Home Front Education Activities

 

Australians in World War II: Greece and Crete

A Breda gun crew of HMAS Perth rests after a full day of returning fire from German fighter aircraft during the evacuation of Allied troops from Sfakia, on the southern coast of Crete, 30 May 1941.

Australians in World War II: Greece and Crete

A Breda gun crew of HMAS Perth rests after a full day of returning fire from German fighter aircraft during the evacuation of Allied troops from Sfakia, on the southern coast of Crete, 30 May 1941.

Australians in World War II: Greece and Crete Education Activities

The Greece and Crete Educational Activities booklet complements the Greece and Crete, Australians in WWII publication. It contains a range of classroom...

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Australians in World War I: Australian Flying Corps

This publication was produced by DVA to mark the 100th anniversary of the AFC and is the fourth book in the series about the First World War.

Australians in World War I: Australian Flying Corps

This publication was produced by DVA to mark the 100th anniversary of the AFC and is the fourth book in the series about the First World War.

Australians in World War I: Australian Flying Corps Education Activities

The Australian Flying Corps Educational Activities booklet is aimed towards secondary students. It is designed to complement the Australian Flying Corps...

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Australians in World War I: Gallipoli

is the third commemorative publication in the Australians in World War I series. It contains a selection of images and a brief history of the campaign.

Australians in World War I: Gallipoli

is the third commemorative publication in the Australians in World War I series. It contains a selection of images and a brief history of the campaign. This publication has also been developed into an iBook for your iPad.  Rare film footage and animated images complement the iBook, as readers gain rare insight into the Gallipoli campaign from the author and historian, Dr Richard Reid.

Australians in World War I: Gallipoli Education Activities

 

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Australians in World War I: Australian Light Horse – Palestine 1916-1918

Australians in World War I: Australian Light Horse – Palestine 1916–1918 Education Activities

 

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