Veterans' stories

Our team of qualified historians meets with Australian veterans to gather their stories.

We share the extraordinary experiences of ordinary Australians. They have served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations all over the world.

The personal reflections help form our understanding of wartime history. As memories, the films give a glimpse into an individual’s experience. They are not an exact account of war.

We hope you enjoy these videos and learn something new. Please read archival documents and other sources to explore each topic further.

We also encourage you to collect your own oral histories. Our book for students, Reflections: Capturing Veterans' Stories, serves as a starting point. It will help anyone who is interviewing veterans.