This Story Australia is an Australian charity that aims to connect people through the telling of stories.
Not the sensationalised or heavily scripted stories flooding our televisions and social media newsfeeds, but the true, heartfelt stories of ordinary men and women who have shaped our country throughout their extraordinary actions.
The project commences with our incredible WWII Veterans.
Our Veterans talk of their time throughout the World War II conflict. But 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 stoic personas are the stories that shaped their lives and the lives of their families. Our veterans talk of love, of loss, of adventure and lessons learned in life. At the very core of these stories are common themes around our innate need for connection.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is the case, these videos are 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.
By capturing these vitally important ‘living history’ stories we can ensure that their legacies will continue for current and future generations.
With the veterans now aged in their late 90’s and beyond, there is a real sense of urgency to collect as many stories as possible or risk losing the opportunity forever.
We rely on your donations to keep our work going, so please head to our donations page and be a part of this fantastic initiative.
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