The battles of Gallipoli, Kokoda and Tobruk are etched into Australian folklore. But what about the history that’s right here in our backyards?

Backyard Battlefields shares your local stories.  It’s the port city of Fremantle, which was famous for its submarine base before its cafe lattes. It’s the cannon on St Kilda Road carried by the Australian Lighthorse after they carried Beersheba and it’s the NSW town of Lithgow, that made the rifles that stopped the Imperial Japanese army, before they made ‘Rampaging’ Roy Slavin.

Backyard Battlefields explores local sites of historical significance, both in Australian and overseas, uncovering their connection to a proud military past and bringing history to life in a different kind of way.

Presented by writer and historian James De Leo.