Repatriated Australian POWs from Germany in England

Accession Number F01273
Collection type Film
Measurement 29 min 55 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Humphries
Williams, W
Place made United Kingdom: England, Merseyside, Liverpool
Date made May 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Repatriated Australian POW's in England being rekitted, medically examined and at Red Cross centres. Duchess of Kent at Gowrie House, Eastbourne; opening of Somers House, Brighton, for Australian repatriated POW's. Repatriated POW's embarking on the Dominion Monarch" at Liverpool for return to Australia. Identified personnel are: Major Martin Robert Brown Liaison Officer AIF Reception Group UK, Major Victor Carthew Burston, RAA, Major Ian Joseph Bessell-Browne, RAA, Captain George Henry Killey, RAA, Lieutenant John Henderson Strong, 2/8th Aust Infantry Battalion, Lieut-Col Robert Francis Marlan, OC of draft, Brigadier Langley, Commissioner in charge, Aust Red Cross Society, Brigadier Eugene Gorman MC, Air Vice Marshal Wrigley, RAAF, Rt Hon S.M Bruce, Australian High Commissioner, Sir Charles and Lady McCann, Agent General for South Australia, Brig I.R. Campbell, DSO., O25954 (414093) Flying Officer Fredric Robert Singh, RAAF, (holding crutches and smoking while watching a game of snooker at Somers House) Captain Whittington GSO3, HQ AIF Reception Group UK, Pte Alfred Monk. See also AWM film F07293 for Military History Section coverage of arrival of SS Dominion Monarch in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

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