‘Humane and intimate, how the Red Cross helped families trace the fates of WW2 soldiers‘, The Conversation, 11 May 2017
The University of Melbourne Archives now holds the series ‘Missing, Wounded and Prisoner of War Enquiry Cards’, which it received as part of the Red Cross’s ‘Gift to the Nation’ – the records of its first 100 years in Australia. Digitised copies of cards from the second world war are now available to researchers online.
During World War II, the Red Cross helped over 58 000 Australian families to learn the fate of loved ones displaced by the war. The author of this note readily found in the collection digitised cards for his two uncles who did not come back from the war.