VE Day Australian War Memorial Canberra

Accession Number F01439
Collection type Film
Measurement 51 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 9 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


A thanksgiving service was held at the Australian War Memorial on the 9 May, 1945. The service was attended by his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Governor General of Australia and the Duchess of Gloucester, representatives from Allied embassies, the Australian War Memorial, Clergymen and general public. Identified personnel are: Baroness Van Aerssen, Mr W P Montyn, Councillor Royal Netherlands Legation, Mrs John Curtin, Honourable J B Chifley, Acting PM, Prince William, Right Honourable R G Menzies, Mrs J R Minter, wife of the Charge D'Affaires US Legation, Captain R A Wilson, Salvation Army, Reverand Hector Harrision, Presbyterian Church, Venerable Archdeacon C S Robertson, Rector of St John's Church of England, Canberra, the Right Reverend The Bishop of Goulburn, Dr E H Burgman, Reverend Dr Waldock, Baptist Church, Reverend F J Scarle, Congregational Church, Reverend R E Stanley Methodist Church.

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