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Section 1: Introduction to World War II

The information provided on the events of World War II in the European and Pacific theatres of war is not comprehensive and no attempt has been made to investigate causes of the war. The intention is only to provide a context for an examination of the homefront in Australia during World War II.

Background to the War teaching resources

Some characters you should know

Shaping the nation: John Curtin and Australia

    • Online exhibition about John Curtin’s rise through the socialist movement to become Prime Minister.