The Personal Stories of our Veterans
Lest We Forget! These simple words are spoken at ANZAC Day Commemorations every year. But how do we ensure that as a nation, we don’t forget the sacrifices of these ordinary men and women whose actions and experiences were extraordinary?
This Story Australia is a charity dedicated to capturing and preserving the significant moments of Australia’s history as told by those who experienced it first-hand. Initially focused on World War II Veterans, the project has now been expanded to caputure the stories of Veterans who have served Australia in any conflict or peace keeping mission.
Don’t be fooled into thinking these are simply a collection of war stories. There is so much more to their tales. Behind the smiles and unique personalities are the stories that shaped their lives and the lives of their families. During these deeply personal interviews, our veterans cover topics such as:
At the very core of these veteran interviews are central themes around the innate need for human connection and compassion.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is the case, these videos must be worth a million. The twinkle in their eyes, the emotion in their voices, the moments of quiet reflection, the laughter… but most of all the humility in which the veterans share their compelling stories will leave you wanting to hear more.
We must never forget the sacrifices of those who fought so valiantly for our freedoms. These video documentaries will ensure the personal stories of our veterans and their legacies will continue to live on.
Lest we forget!