Australian experiences as prisoners of war

Another virtual lesson in our education series, In Their Own Words. Australian veterans discuss many topics and share their personal experiences. Work through the activities with students.

A collage of 4 portraits of elderly men

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Veterans' stories: their words

We gather stories of ordinary Australians who've had extraordinary experiences serving in wars, conflicts and peace operations all over the world

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Fall of Singapore

Watch stories from Australian veterans who served in Malaya and Singapore during WW2. Some were taken prisoner and others served aboard naval ships.

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