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Year Nine: War Stories

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War Stories Book List

Maus by Art Spiegelman

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin

The Secret Countess by Eva Ibbotson

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

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

Book Trailer

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Stan Original Series The Tattooist of Auschwitz is currently in production and will premiere in 2024.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

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.

Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen

The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku

Nancy Wake

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

All the Broken Places by John Boyne

The Love that I Have by James Moloney

Click on the image of the book cover to read a review by Books & Publishing. 

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali

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.