Verbatim Theatre is a form of documentary theatre in which plays are constructed from the precise words spoken by people interviewed about a particular event or topic.
Use the digitized Courier Mail in TROVE
For example, these three stories are from 28 November 1942.
Great Jungle fight by 90 grim men of the A.I.F. (Report of Kokoda Track fighting)
Moon raids on Darwin 28th November 1942 (Report on the Bombing of Darwin)
More Street Disturbances (Report of The Battle of Brisbane)
National Library of Australia (Find here interviews, newspapers, etc.)
The Kokoda Track (features Video Interviews of Australian soldiers who fought on the Kokoda track.)
UNSW Australian at War Film Archive (2,000 interviews)
Australian War Memorial Oral history and recorded sound collection
Trove (Digitized Australian Newspapers from WW2)
National Portrait Gallery (Interviews with Great Australians such as Weary Dunlop).
Australia. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Australia's War 1939-1945 (Background to Australian's involvement in WW2).
To research BGS oldboys who were involved in World War 2 go to our G: drive where the digitized records of all the BGS Magazine can be found in the folder: G:\BGS Archives\BGS School Magazines – general
The magazines are PDF that are searchable by keywords.
Some BGS Oldboy to research are;
D C S Bennett who was Wing Commander under Bomber Harris, of Bomber Command
He wrote a famous history of the airplane squadrons that marked targets for bombing in a book called Pathfinder.
Sir Charles Spry, and
War diaries of World War 2 (from all countries)
Marine's book translates Japanese soldier's diary he picked up during battle (from USA)
Letters and diaries of Japanese soldiers, 1940-1946 - jstor
Diaries and Journals from World War II now appearing as Blogs
10 Heartbreaking World War II Diary Entries Written by Everyday People
William Hoffman Diary of a German soldier - cbweaver