1990, 28 Minutes
Every Inch of the Way tells of the experience of Australians in Japanese prisoner of war camps during World War Two. The program was produced to raise awareness amongst workers in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and also the general public about the experiences of the Prisoners of War (POWs) in these camps.
During World War Two, 8000 Australians died in captivity under Japanese rule. Those who survived remember the starvation, disease and trauma to which they were subjected. In Every Inch of the Way survivors of the camps, Vivian Bullwinkel, Dr Ian Duncan, Roy Whitecross and Reg Nossiter describe their experiences during the war, and the effect it has had on their lives and their families. Even now, years later, they are still fighting the memories.
Produced for the Department of Veterans' Affairs by Film Australia. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Aviva Ziegler
Narrator: Tim Bowden
Running Time: 28 Minutes
Classification: PG. Consumer advice: War atrocities.
Curriculum Links: Australian history - Australian Curriculum Year 10, World War II (1939-1945) 'The experiences of Australians during World War II'. NSW History Stage 5, Topic 4 'Australia and World War II - What were some of the experiences of Australians as a result of their involvement in the war?'