A mother's love ... Australians in love and war

Love takes many forms. Love of parents, siblings, partners and friends. Jack Edmondson enlisted in the army during World War II, when he was 26. He had a particularly special bond with his mother, Maude. She treasured being his mum, "from his tiny days to the day of his going away".

An elderly woman sitting at a front verandah

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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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