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Tertiary Catalogue

Series: World War II: Australian Experience

Contains over 4 Videos

Mediterranean Theatre

Mediterranean Theatre

With WWII raging in Europe, Australia’s military was thrust to the front line. This clip explores its foray into the Mediterranean – the Battles of Bardia, Crete, and El Alamein, the Seige of Tobruk, and the Syria-Lebanon campaign. Historical...Show More
Pacific Theatre

Pacific Theatre

December 1941 – suddenly WWII arrives on Australia’s doorstep. This clip examines Japan’s entry to the war and its menacing impact on Australia’s strategic interests, advancing through Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia and New Guinea, where...Show More
Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War

During WWII, 30,000 Australian soldiers were imprisoned in Europe and the Pacific. Conditions were horrific and many didn’t survive. This programme explores confronting details about life as an Australian POW, told by Judy Monroe whose father,...Show More
Reg Saunders: Aboriginal War Hero

Reg Saunders: Aboriginal War Hero

Australia was at war, yet although Indigenous Australians were considered unfit to fight, plenty enlisted, including Reg Saunders who fought in the Mediterranean and New Guinea, becoming the first commissioned Aboriginal officer. This frank...Show More