NON-FICTION: One woman's astonishing journey from unimaginable trauma to becoming a power for good.
Kate JasonSmith has an interesting story to tell. Her mother Phyllis’ adventures in Europe as a young woman, or that is how the show comes across as we begin.
This is the second novel for younger readers by Jaclyn Moriarty and, due to its nature, has me seeking out her previous book, The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone. From the beginning this tale is based on teamwork and magic, giving an underlying message of compromise to enable harmony. It is easy to read […]
Although about a magnificent plane, this film is really about people at their finest.
The year is 1914 and the First World War has just begun. In Vienna, a young boy studying to be a doctor volunteers to be a doctor’s assistant to gain experience but finds himself thrown into the war.
A book aimed at educating today’s children on the brave women who became pilots in World War 2 despite little or no recognition.
Peer behind the barbed wire drawn around people deemed threats to Australia's security during the two world wars. Civilians from enemy nations, even if born in Australia, were subjects of suspicion and locked away in internment camps as prisoners-of-war, some shipped from the other side of the world.
Sonam is a young girl, growing up in Taliban-controlled Kabul, Afghanistan, where music is banned. Then one day, she hears an amazing sound and just has to find out what it is. She discovers an old man playing an instrument.
Young Annie names her stuffed Kangaroo 'Digger' and gives him to her older brother as he leaves for war. In France, 1918, Digger & her brother are cared for by a young French girl named Colette.
It started with a single tweet: “I need peace.” This is the true recollection of a Syrian girl’s experience of war and her plea for peace that went viral on social media.
In WW2, the Australian Army was given full authority to implement a Scorched Earth policy in the event of invasion. This is the record of that policy, uncovered by researcher Sue Rosen.
A concise and well-researched biography on the early life of Adolf Hitler, from his closeness to his mother, to his failed attempt as an artist, to war.
A former South Australian soldier's autobiography of events leading up to and during his seven year imprisonment in Afghanistan's worst prison, Pol-e-Charkhi.
The extraordinary true adventures of a group of airmen who escaped the Japanese and became the RAAF's celebrated 18th Squadron during World Ward II.
A biopic about Winston Churchill, who lead the UK through some of it's darkest times in modern history and who continues to divide historians.
In Sydney, 1942, a quiet young refugee boy arrives from Europe, capturing the interest of local girl Columba, who is trying to come to grips with WWII.
Based on a true story, a 16yo Sudanese boy is forced to flee civil war, where he learns to put aside tribal conflicts to survive and eventually joins a revolutionary UN peace program in a Kenyan refugee camp.
With the help of the Resistance, a special ops team of allied soldiers are sent behind enemy lines to extract the man destined to lead a post-war Germany.
Over the winter holidays, the kids of a snow-covered town break into factions to declare a snowball war but a misunderstanding makes it escalate out of hand.
During the Japanese occupation of Korea a crack sniper is sent to assassinate a Japanese Army commander but a traitor turns the tables on the rebels and her team.