[VE Day, VJ Day and return of troops to Australia from Great Britain]

Accession Number F04679
Collection type Film
Measurement 16 min 42 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/b&w/silent
Maker Hamilton, Willam Stenhouse
Place made Egypt: Suez Canal, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Hampshire, Southampton
Date made 8 May 1945; 15 August 1945; December 1945-January 1946
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

1. VE (Victory Europe) Day celebrations, London 8 May 1945. Shows Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's Cathedral. Crowds and nearby bombed sites. Close up view of the Royal Carriage passing below. 2. VJ (Victory Japan) Day 15 August 1945. Shows crowds in the Mall and before Buckingham Palace. 3. Troopship SS Durban Castle leaving Southhampton December 1945. Other scenes of the vovage include the Bay of Biscay, Straits of Messina and Suez Canal. Close up shots of the Royal Navy battleship HMS King George V passing northwards. Some nurses and officers of the draft. Arrival at Fremantle, WA January 1946.

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