Australians At War: World War II

natgeo presents with William McInnes: Australians At War: World War II

National Geographic – Sunday 14 October, 10.30pm

Almost a million Australians served in the Second World War. Many had never before left their home towns or cities but all believed in the war. Others were hardened by the experience of economic depression and memories of the First World War. Sweeping across the globe from the heroism of Tobruk and the appalling losses at El Alamein to the calamity of the fall of Singapore and the imminent Japanese threat to home shores, survivors talk openly for the first time and share their gripping first hand accounts of the Second World War – not only of the horror and terrible loss, but also of the sense of duty, loyalty, and above all, the mateship.

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