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Behind Barbed Wire: POW and Internment Camps in Victoria 1939-45

Behind Barbed Wire: POW and Internment Camps in Victoria 1939-45

Thursday 20 July 2013. Shepparton Regional Lecture. Tim Whitford and John Gribben 
Tim Whitford and John Gribben take their presentation on the road to visit the community of Shepparton.  During the Second World War thousands of Prisoners of War, ‘enemy aliens’ and Australians of German, Japanese and Italian descent found themselves imprisoned inside a huge POW/Internment Camp complex in farmland in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley. In the years that followed there were murders, escapes, riots and intrigue. There was also much humour, compassion and demonstrations of the better parts of human nature. John and Tim talk about this little-known aspect of Australian History and shine a searchlight on some of the incredible characters in the drama.

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