DVA Education Resource

Australian Prisoners of War

This educational resource provides teachers and students with activities to investigate Australian Prisoners of War using the stories from the Australians at War Film Archive.

The resource provides historical background about Australian prisoners of war since the Boer War and uses the personal stories of veterans and civilian POWs from the Second World War and the Korean War.

Complete Prisoners of War publication
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Introduction
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Topic 1—History of Australian prisoners of war
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Topic 2—Capture
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Topic 3—Life in the Camps
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Topic 4—Guards, civilians and internees
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Topic 5—Humour and mateship
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Topic 6—Food, conditions and treatment
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Topic 7—Despair, hope, secrets and escape
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Topic 8—The end of the war, coming home and reflection
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