War and Peace in the Pacific: David's Story
David Mattiske witnessed some of the most intense naval battles of the Pacific campaign in World War II on board the HMAS Shropshire. David takes you on a journey of what it was like hearing about the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, arriving in Tokyo Bay when the Japanese Instrument of Surrender was signed and the celebrations that occurred in Tokyo at the end of the war. David’s story is one of courage, fear, hope, and empathy for the enemy.
'I can remember very clearly that an Atomic Bomb had been dropped at a place called Hiroshima, we were aware then, that this may be the end of the war.'
Cross Curriculum Priority
done Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
done Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia
done ICT Capability
done Critical and Creative Thinking
done Personal and Social Capability
done Ethical Understanding
done Intercultural Understanding
Overview of the causes and course of World War II.
Examination of significant events of World War II, including the Holocaust and use of the atomic bomb.