Aussies in Germany, RAAF in Brussels

Accession Number F01274
Collection type Film
Measurement 18 min 47 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Bagnall, Frank N
Place made Belgium: Brussels, Germany, United Kingdom: England
Date made April 1945-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


Australian airman in Germany; Australian and Allied POW in Stalag 357 and Stalag II B and in United Kingdom; RAAF vs BLA rugby, Brussels. Australian airmen with No 175 RAF Hawker Typhoon Squadron in Germany. Australian and Allied prisoners of war at Stalag 357 Fallingbostel, Germany. Field Marshal Sir B L Montgomery visits Stalag II B Hammerstein, Germany, repatriated POW at AIF reception group, UK, and at Gowrie House. Duchess of Devonshire visits Australian POW to arrange for private billets for leave. The two RAN rating POW shown were captured by a German raider in the Indian Ocean. Identified personnel are: Warrant Officer Ken Patrick of Gladstone, Pilot Officer W R "Bill" Speedie 175 Squadron RAF of Elsternwick, Vic.; Flight-Lieutenant Jack Randell, DFC, of Liverpool, NSW, Brigadier Langley, Australian Red Cross Commissioner, Private (Pte) Vic Hawkins and wife Anna (a Russian girl from Voroshilovgrad, Ukraine), Bombardier Allan Prettyman, Pte Max W Van Lubeck, Pte J E Mellor, Pte R J Sharp, Cpl J Hill, S/Sgt J E Bryant, Flying Officer (F/O) Douglas Gardiner of Bondi, F/O Stan Kennan of Sydney, Warrant Officer Vernon Dellett, WO Arthur Dansey.

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