• Film Collection Online: The Department of Information Second World War films

    Friday 12 July 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. 2 comments

    To complement the release of the film collection online, the film and sound team are creating a series of highlight reels to give you a taste of the material that is now readily available at your finger tips! The Department of Information (DOI) was established at the commencement of the Second World War and employed cinematographers Damien Parer, Frank Hurley, Frank Bagnall and Bill Carty - to name a few. Their brief was to shoot …

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  • Christmas messages from the AWM collection

    Tuesday 18 December 2012 by Daniel Eisenberg.

    The audio you hear playing at the beginning of this video is S05008, a Christmas message from Lieutenant Colonel William John Victor Windeyer (later Major General Sir William John Victor Windeyer, KBE, CB, DSO Bar). Lieutenant Colonel Windeyer was stationed in the Middle East as the commanding officer of 2/48 Battalion when he recorded this very personal Christmas message to his family. He makes no mention of the war as he speaks to …

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