- Century of service: Endurance - Stories of Australians in wartime captivity
Century of service: Endurance - Stories of Australians in wartime captivity
In the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial there are 15 stained-glass windows. Each shows a figure dressed in military uniform, and under each figure is a word which describes a quality displayed by Australians during wartime.
One window features an infantryman wearing a trench mortar uniform. He represents all service men and women who have gained knowledge from enquiry, symbolised by an eye in the Egyptian style from which stream rays of light.
This window bears the word Endurance.
Endurance: stories of Australians in wartime captivity is an education resource produced by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial. It tells the heart-wrenching but inspiring stories of Australian soldiers, airmen, sailors and nurses who suffered as prisoners of war during the First and Second World Wars and Korea.
Suitable for: Younger children (7-12 years).
Details: Education resource (non-fiction).
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs & maps), 56 pages.