World War II Veterans experiences of enlistment

A new lesson in our education series, In Their Own Words. Australian World War II veterans discuss their personal experiences of enlistment. Work through the activities with students.

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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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