Nancy Wake: Stories of Service

Imagine going undercover as a spy in occupied France during World War II. You would need confidence and courage to carefully maintain your cover while gathering intelligence. Nancy Wake was so good at avoiding the Germans that the Gestapo code-named her ‘the White Mouse’.

Studio portrait of woman in army uniform.

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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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