|Object type||To be confirmed|
|Physical description||Betacam SP/Colour/sound|
|Place made||Australia: Western Australia, Perth|
|Date made||22 February 1991|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Interview with Elva Batt (When the war came to Australia).
Mrs Batt was a ballet mistress who enlisted as an Army Amenities officer in 1943 in the Northern Territory. She discusses the entertainment provided by the army for the troops: revues, dances. She mentions conditions in Darwin during the war,including the general feeling of the population: tedium, neglect by the rest of the country. The civilian population in Perth felt isolated and had a harder time as regards rationing than did the service personnel.Mrs Batt comments that entertainers were very important to keep up the morale of the troops.