This is a moving story about a young girl's experience of war and loss. Emily lives with her father and her brother, working the land and grieving the loss of her mother some years before. When her brother decides he wants to join the Australian soldiers heading overseas, she is fearful of losing him too. Jane Tanner's stunning realistic illustrations give this beautifully written story even more power.
Johnny Shoebridge has just returned from fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. He no longer carries a weapon -- only photos of the dead and a dread of the living. Pursued by a Viet Cong ghost-fighter called Khan, Johnny makes one last stand -- knowing that if he cannot lay this spectre to rest, he will remain a prisoner of war for ever. Drawing on courage, loyalty and love, Johnny tries to find a way back from the nightmare of war to a sense of hope for the future.
A foal is born at midnight, on the homestead side of the river. Coal black, star ablaze. Moonlight in her eyes. On October 31, 1917, the 4th and 12th regiments of the Australian Light Horse took part in one of the last great cavalry charges in history. Among the first to leap the enemy trenches was Lieutenant Guy Haydon riding his beloved mare, Midnight. This is their story.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It is the name given to the troops who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. The name ANZAC is now a symbol of bravery and mateship. This is the story of how the ANZAC legend began.
To James, Alec Campbell was a hero. The old man, the last living Anzac, and all of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought at Gallipoli, were heroes - everyone's heroes. Alec enlisted in 1915 and fought at the front wherever he was needed. James was very fortunate tomeet Alec and find out about his experiences.
Otto and Leni have escaped to England from Nazi Germany. They thought they were safe, but now the British want them to go back. Dropped behind enemy lines, they embark on a secret operation codenamed Wolfsangel. Their mission is to find and kidnap a girl who could bring down Hitler and so begins their bravest journey yet.
As the Holocaust recedes in time and the last living witnesses to its terrible memory pass from the world, it becomes ever more important to listen to the stories of the survivors. To listen and attend and remember. Award-winning writer Alice Nelson presents and powerful collection of fourteen narratives by local Holocaust survivors. Each individual's account of the war years - and of the life that followed - tells a deeply personal story that affirms the resilience of the human spirit.