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Year Nine: War Stories

Year Nine ROAD

War Stories Book List

The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - The Lancer Band (Australian Army)

Book Trailer

Yoko's Diary

On the 6th of August 1945, a bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, in Japan. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed, and today we share the story of Soh Horie, an atomic bomb survivor. Mr. Horie has fought throughout his entire life to promote his message of world peace, and its importance. THINK Global School Film by CM2 students Levith A. and Julie G.

The Book Thief

Interview with the author of The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak.

Go behind the scenes and discover the the hidden true story of The Book Thief with director Brian Percival, author Markus Zusak and the film's talent Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nélisse. Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

Nancy Wake

Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman

The Story of War Horse - Michael Morpurgo

I Was Only Nineteen

Martin Walsh Red Dune Films
To pay homage to all the veterans who have served, suffered and made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War and in recognition of the anniversary of the 1966 Battle of Long Tan on 18 August, now known as Vietnam Veterans Day, we’ve put together this special anniversary video for ‘I Was Only 19’ by Redgum / John Schumann which is featured in our movie Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. 60,000 Australians and 3,000 New Zealanders served in Vietnam; 521 Australians and 37 New Zealanders died as a result of the war, and over 3,000 Australians and 187 New Zealanders were wounded. 17 young Australians from D Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment died in the Battle of Long Tan and 1 Trooper from 1 APC Squadron died nine days later from wounds he sustained in the battle. 11 of those who died were conscripts / National Servicemen.

ANZAC Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

Lone Pine

Lone Pine

Living ANZAC history and Lone Pine "descendant"

Midnight: The Story of a Light Horse

Midnight: The Story of a Light Horse