Prelude to glory (The Anzac story)

Accession Number F10063
Collection type Film
Measurement 28 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound
Maker McGrath, James Joseph
Hunter, Frank
Australian Broadcasting Commission
Place made Australia
Date made 1963-1964
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


A brief history of Australia from its discovery by Cook, intending to depict how (white) Australia was formed as an independent country, and how its people were moulded by their environment. It describes how the first AIF arose, formation of the first Anzac Corps and its embarkation for Egypt, and the sinking of the German raider Emden by HMAS Sydney. Devised and produced by Frank Hunter in co-operation with the Australian Broadcasting Commission and Supreme Sound Studios. Introduced on camera by James M McGrath the then director of the Australian War Memorial (1952-1966).