Lieutenant Colonel William "Bill" Robertson CBE OBE (Mil) MC, as a Platoon Commander, 2/8 Battalion, 1939-1947, interviewed by Michael Boyle

Accession Number S04845
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 11 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description digital audio file
Maker Robertson, William Thomas 'Bil'
Boyle, Michael Dorrington
Boyle, Stephanie
Date made 10 February 2010
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
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Source credit to AWM Oral History Program
Description

Subjects covered in the course of the interview [with timecode]:
045: 1939; joining the AIF, returning from London.
335: An intervew to join the Reconnaissance Battalion,6th Division AIF.
550: 2/8 Battalion, Lt Col Mitchell.
635: Vevi ridge.
920: Retreat from Vevi Ridge.
1200: Brigadier Vasey
1400: Liason with the French Corps, Lebanon/Syria
1729: Capt/Major Charles Spry, return to Australia.
2044: Disembarkation Adelaide, o-i-c Trams.
2137: New Guinea/Toowomba.
2346: Lt Col Mitchell
2650 Gen Freyberg
2730: Gen Vasey; GSO1 7th Division.
3520: Generals Blamey and Rowell.
3706: Gen Berryman.
3900: Setting up Army junior staff college, Brisbane.
4140: Gen Herring.
4425: Generals whitelaw/Kenny, Markham Valley.
4607: Dismissal of US Divisional commander.
4700: Impression of US operations.
4910: Selection for UK, seconded to the British Army.
5135: Service with the 50th Division as GSO1.
5350: Gen Graham.
5500: Gen Montgomery.
5540: Gen Horrocks.5550: Colonels Pollard and Wells.
6000:Impressioms of the Australian/British armies.
6140: Changes in the Australian Army, 1939/44.
6300: Staff training.
6410: Army Office, London.
7056: End of interview.
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