These are the first links added to this dedicated Links page. Additional sites will be added as time passes. Links to relevant and worthy web sites will be added to the dedicated page. Each will be reviewed. If you would like to recommend a web site for the Links page please drop me a line via the contact form.

Australian Web Sites

Australian War MemorialThis excellent resource features an amazing database and links to online exhibitions, family research assistance and countless other rich historical resources.

Australian prisoners of the JapaneseThis page at the AWM provides an overview of Australian soldiers who were prisoners of the Japanese during the Second World War. This related table lists the dates when various prisoner-of-war forces left Changi, Singapore, and their destinations.

Stolen YearsThis website, hosted by the Australian War Memorial, recounts the experiences of Australian prisoners of war during the First World War, Second World War and the Korean War. It is a well designed web site with personal accounts, maps and photographs.

Behind The WireThis site is a component of the excellent web site Australia's War 1939-1945.

War for the Empire: Malaya and Singapore, Dec 1941 to Feb 1942This excellent online essay, War for the Empire: Malaya and Singapore, Dec 1941 to Feb 1942 by Dr Richard Reid provides a well written and superbly illustrated account of the conflict between Australia and Japan.

Prisoners Of War Of Japanese 1942-45This well researched web site created by Lt. Col. Peter Winstanley OAM RFD (Retired) JP features the stories, images, poetry, drawings and photographs of the prisoners of the Japanese, 1942 to 1945.

Australians At WarThis excellent web site has hundreds of stories about Australian men and women who fought in the various wars last century... I have selected some of the stories that relate to the experiences of my father.

The Battle of Parit SulongThis battle was the sight of the first large massacre of Australian troops by Japanese forces. It occurred on the west coast of Malaya on 22 January 1942.

The Battle in the Muar and Bakri Region of Johore state, Malaya, January 1942This is a concise yet informative account of the battle of the Muar. My father was cpatured during the course of that battle.

General information about Australian prisoners of the JapaneseMore than 22,000 Australians became prisoners of war of the Japanese in south-east Asia. The majority of the Army prisoners were largely from the 8th Division captured at the fall of Singapore. My father was a member of the 8th Division.

Burma Thailand Railway Memorial Association Inc.Burma Thailand Railway Memorial Association is an organisation run by volunteers, including surviving ex prisoners of war (POW) of the Japanese during World War II who worked on the Burma-Thailand railway.

Fifty Australians: Charles Anderson VCThis is the story of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Groves Wright Anderson. He was second in command of the 2/19th Battalion.

Elliot McMaster. A Prisoner of War on the Thai Burma RailwayThis is a brilliant web site. Elliot McMaster clearly and concisely sets out his time from enlistment in the AIF and the 2/20th Battalion through to his wartime experiences in Malaya, his capture by the Japanese, time on the Thai-Burma railway, liberation and finally, his return home. Supported with excellent photographs, maps and a handy contents list.

2/4th Machine Gun Battalion ~ Remembering The FallenDuring the Second World War a machine gun battalion was raised for each division of the Second AIF. Western Australia’s 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion was raised as one of the support units for the ill-fated 8th Division. Formed with men from WA, they assembled at Northam military camp, east of Perth, where they carried out their initial training.
Digger HistoryDigger History is an unofficial history of the Australian & New Zealand Armed Services. This comprehensive web site provides visitors with the opportunity to explore the military history of Australia and New Zealand together with information regarding the role played by indigenous recruits in our army. You can aslo explore information regarding badges, colurs, flags, weapons, food, medals, uniforms and even poetry. There is also an extensive set of valauble links to other web sites.

International Web Sites
The Thailand-Burma Railway CentreThe Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand-Burma Railway. This ran 415 km from Ban Pong in Thailand to Thanbuyuzayat in Burma, and was built by the Imperial Japanese Army during the second World War using Allied prisoners of war and impressed Asian labourers. The Centre is fully air-conditioned and offers the visitor an educational and moving experience. The web site is most informative and well illustrated. It also includes a rich set of links and resources.

WWII CollectionsThis excellent web site was created by Susan Metros, an educational technologist based in the United States. She has created this wonderful resource about the experiences of her father, William Yenofsky, who had been a U.S. serviceman during World War Two.

Changi MuseumThis is the official web site of the Changi Museum in Singapore. It features a map of the exhibitions and describes recent events at the museum.

Colours Behind Barbed WireThis interactive and beautifully deisgned web site is hosted by the National Archives of Singapore. It looks at life in Changi Prison through the artwork of W.R. Haxworth.

1942: Battlefield SingaporeThis excellent web site looks at the fall of Sinagpore and the impact of the Japanese occupation upon the island.

Far Eastern HeroesThis web site beautifully sets out the stories of the men and women who were and still are the heroes of the war in the Pacific. They struggled through the years of hardship and internment to emerge as survivors and victors. This web site is part of the excellent Far Eastern POW community web site. A wonderful resource!