Prisoners of War

A conference on the Australian experience of captivity in the 20th century

Wednesday 5 June – Thursday 6 June 2013
Finkel Lecture Theatre
John Curtin School of Medical Research (Bdg 131)
Australian National University, Canberra

This conference, jointly hosted by the Australian National University and the Australian War Memorial, and supported by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, gathered renowned historians, veterans and family members to explore an aspect of the Australian military experience that is rarely examined – captivity.

Speakers presented new research and insights into the experiences of more than 34,000 Australians who were prisoners of war during the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War.

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