Life in Australia during World War II
In 1939 World War II began and Australia responded again to the call to defend the British Empire. But what of 'the girls they left behind'? Schoolgirls, young wives, sisters and mothers fought and won their own battles, enduring the pain of farewells, loneliness and the constant dread of bad news. This is not an historian's view of war but the collective voice of real women, recalling in simple and compelling words the heartaches, triumphs and tragedies, the strength, energy and sense of purpose which sustained them in the dark days.