- Century of service: Patriotism - Stories from the Australian home front during the Second World War
Century of service: Patriotism - Stories from the Australian home front during the Second World War
In the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra 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 superimposed with the stars of the Southern Cross and symbols of the British Monarchy, signifying his loyalty to Australia and the Commonwealth.
This window bears the word Patriotism.
Patriotism - stories from the Australian home front during the Second World War is an education resource produced by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial. It explores stories from several Australians who served on the home front during the Second World War. The stories highlight examples of dedication, perseverance and sacrifice. The people featured in the stories endured hardships, experienced many emotions and emerged into an uncertain post-war world.
Suitable for: Younger children (7-12 years).
Details: Education resource (non-fiction).
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs & maps), 60 pages.