Peter Rees: Lancaster Men
23 Apr 2013 12:30pm
- Mitchell Theatre at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts 280 Pitt Street
- New South Wales
- Cost: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
They flew the most dangerous sorties of World War II, yet the Aussie heroes of Bomber Command have never been truly honoured. It’s time for us to hear their stories.
Peter Rees talks about the more than 10,000 young Australians who served in Bomber Command, and whose bravery has barely been recognised. After intense training and at a high level of risk, these boys flew raid after raid over France and Germany knowing the odds were against them since one in three died in the air.
Rees goes to enormous lengths to preserve the individual voices of these men. From their hair-raising stories of battle action to the surprisingly funny moments of life on the ground, these Aussie heroes managed to make the best out of their wartime experiences … however dangerous they were.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Peter Rees has been a journalist for more than forty years, working as federal correspondent for the Melbourne Sun, the West Australian and the Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of The Boy from Boree Creek: The Tim Fischer Story (2001), Tim Fischer’s Outback Heroes (2002), Killing Juanita: a true story of murder and corruption (2004),The Other Anzacs: The Extraordinary Story of our World War 1 Nurses (2008) and Desert Boys: Australians at War from Beersheba to Tobruk and El Alamein (2011). He is currently working on a biography of Charles Bean to be published in 2015.