Speeches, addresses, and other papers written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and others during the inter-war period and the Second World War

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Accession Number RCDIG0000075
Collection number 3DRL/3376 10/1b
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 20
Object type Papers
Physical description 47 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1932-1945
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 18 speeches, addresses and other papers written by Birdwood between 1932 through to the years of the Second World War. A telegram from Lieutenant General Cyril Brudenell Bingham White to Birdwood is also included. Some of the subjects discussed in these papers include Birdwood’s visits to Australia, memories of the First World War, the Great Depression, coronation of King George VI and the advent of the Second World War.
This file contains:
Address given by Birdwood in Western Australia, c.1932
Notes - Re Returned Sailors and Soldiers League, c.1934 [includes annotations by Birdwood]
Radio broadcast address by Birdwood via the Australian Broadcasting Commission, c.1934 [draft with annotations]
Telegram to Birdwood from Lieutenant General Cyril Brudenell Bingham White, c.1937.
Response written by Birdwood in regards to receipt of telegram from Lieutenant General Cyril Brudenell Bingham White, c.1937
"Ed Miller house". Handwritten notes compiled by Birdwood for address at Ed Miller's house, Perth, c.1937
Handwritten notes compiled by Birdwood for address to Lord Mayor, Perth, c.1937
Typed notes compiled by Birdwood for address to Lord Mayor, Perth, c.1937 [includes annotations by Birdwood]
"Diggers. Perth 37". Handwritten notes compiled by Birdwood for address to returned Australian soldiers, Perth, c.1937.
Address given by Birdwood to returned soldiers, Perth, c.1937 [draft with annotations by Birdwood]
Address given by Birdwood to returned soldiers, Perth, c.1937 [draft with annotations by Birdwood]
Address by Birdwood to Australian public via Australian Broadcasting Commission, 26 July 1937 [draft]
Handwritten notes compiled by Birdwood for an address, c.1939
Address by Birdwood, c.1939
Address by Birdwood titled "Anzac Day 1940", 25 April 1940.
"Talk for the Australian Troops", written by Birdwood for the Middle East Magazine, c. 1941 [draft with annotations by Birdwood]
"Talk for the Australian Troops", written by Birdwood for the Middle East Magazine, c. 1941 [carbon copy]
Anzac Day Message by Field Marshal Lord Birdwood, c. 1942-1945