Hawkes, John Bowbear (Jack), as a private, 2/28th Battalion and prisoner of war (POW) Italy, interviewed by Brian Wall for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

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Accession Number S00527
Collection type Sound
Measurement 2 hr 5 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; mono
Maker Hawkes, John Bowbear (Jack)
Date made 23 January 1989
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
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45
Description

Discusses employment; enlistment; training; 2/28th Battalion; morale; leisure; casualties; capture, desert operations; health; POWs. Mentions Ceylon; Red Sea, Mersa Matruh; Tobruk, Palestine, El Alamein, Ruin Ridge, Middle East; Italy. Also describes at his recollection of being filmed by Damien Parer ; segment is part of a Movietone newsreel, "Tobruk for Valour".

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