Tobruk for valour (Fox Movietone News Vol. 12 No. 42)

Place Africa: North Africa, Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Accession Number F00313
Collection type Film
Measurement 57 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Fox Movietone News
Place made Australia
Date made 4 October 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Extracts from Fox Movietone News newsreel Vol. 12 No. 42. Mr and Mrs Edmondson receive the Victoria Cross from the Governor-General on behalf of their son, NX15705 Corporal J.H. Edmondson, 2/17th Bn AIF; killed in action 14 April 1941 at Tobruk. This was the first VC awarded to a member of the Australian forces in the 1939-1945 war.