2016 Media Releases
Talks@Willoughby presents Tony Hill speaking about his book 'Voices from the Air'
17 August 2016
12.30pm, Tuesday 6 September
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Tony Hill, Managing Editor of ABC News 24, will speak about his latest book Voices from the Air, the remarkable stories of the first ABC war correspondents to broadcast from the battlefields.
From the dusty soil of the Middle East to the steamy jungles of New Guinea, ABC war correspondents shared the highs, lows and the dangers of the frontline with our Australian troops during World War II. Through the reach and power of radio, those back home heard their voices and their stories shaped from the sounds of battle.
From Chester Wilmot’s gripping account of the Siege of Tobruk to Dudley Leggett trekking with Diggers through the mud of the Kokoda Trail, the story of these correspondents is a story of Australians at war and a tale of personal struggle, humour, tragedy and achievement.
As a foreign correspondent covering stories in Indo-China, South East Asia and the Middle East, Tony covered such stories as Tiananmen Square and the aftermath of the overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos. It is from his own experiences that led him in search of the first ABC war correspondents and to tell their compelling story.
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