How Queenslanders celebrated Victory in the Pacific
When World War II ended, there was singing and dancing in the streets for days. “They were all going mad. All the excitement, they couldn't get over it.”
15 August 2020
Jitterbugging and kissing competitions
The first VP Day was celebrated with jubilation as crowds filled the streets across Australia.
13 August 2020
Cheers, beers and water fights - News of peace in New Guinea
Stan Mellick OAM served in the jungles of New Guinea for three years before the Allies claimed victory.
12 August 2020
Defending Australia's skies
Stationed on Georges Hill, Audrey Wilson was one of the watchful gunners who ensured no enemy aircraft would darken Sydney’s skies.
11 August 2020
Life in Queensland during WWII
After Japan entered WWII in December 1941, everyday life changed drastically. Personal recollections paint a picture of life on the homefront.
10 August 2020
A tale of war and peace
David Mattiske witnessed firsthand some of the most intense naval battles of WWII's Pacific campaign, before arriving in Japan for the first weeks of peace.
07 August 2020
The legacy of Hiroshima
There's no doubt that the bombing of Hiroshima brought a swift end to WWII. But what were its lasting impacts on the world?
06 August 2020
Tapping into the past
A wireless operator during WWII, Doreen Matthews shares her memories of wartime Townsville.
05 August 2020