Menzies tour, Middle East and Palestine

Accession Number F01065
Collection type Film
Measurement 14 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound and silent
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Parer, Damien Peter
Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Beit Jirja, British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Julis, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Bardia, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Benghazi, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Date made February 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The Australian Prime Minister Mr Robert Gordon Menzies toured the Middle East and Palestine visiting Australian sailors, soldiers and airmen at Jerusalem (at the Australian Soldiers Club), Julis, Beit Jerja, Deir Suneid, Bardia, Tobruk and Benghazi. Australian troops and Sir Harold MacMichael, KCMG, DSO, High Commisioner for Palestine. Identified personnel are: Brigadier A S Allen, Brigadier George Frederick Wootten, Major General I G Mackay and Captain Sir Philip W Bowyer-Smyth, HMAS Perth. Identified units are: No 23 General Hospital and 2/1 Australian Infantry Battalion. Also seen are 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion in Wadi Avda and men of the 1st Australian Anti-Tank Company. Sound on Reel 2 only showing Prime Minister Menzies facing camera speaking into a microphone during a review of Australian troops.

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