WHEN THE WAR COMES HOME tells the powerful story of the Beachport Mine Tragedy, one of Australia’s least-known yet most significant stories of WWII.
It took place on the 14th of July 1941 in the small coastal town of Beachport, South Australia.
The accident took the lives of two young Royal Australian Navy sailors: Able Seaman Thomas Todd and Able Seaman William Danswan. They were the first two casualties killed on Australian soil due to enemy action in World War II.
Cinematic, historic and moving, When the War Comes Home: The Beachport Mine Tragedy is told in six parts and was made by award-winning podcast maker Megan Spencer for the Virtual War Memorial Australia. It was made possible with funding from the South Australian Department for Education.
Listen now on the Virtual War Memorial Australia website.