Blamey, Sir Thomas GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO (Field Marshal, b.1884 - d.1951)

Accession Number 3DRL/6643
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 12 shelf metres: 60 boxes
Object type Papers
Maker Blamey, Thomas Albert
Place made Australia, New Guinea1
Date made 1906-1953
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/010/002
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918

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Extensive collection of mainly official papers relating to Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey, focusing on his military career as commander of both the Middle East and South West Pacific Area, chiefly 1939-1945. Consists of correspondence, operations reports, minutes, military appreciations, conference papers, maps, photographs, clippings and printed material. Included are files relating to the placement of the 2nd AIF in the Middle East, policy developments in the Pacific and personal papers documenting his early teaching career. Correspondents include Prime Minister John Curtin, Robert Menzies, General H Dentz, General V Sturdee, General Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill and Secretary of the War Cabinet Frederick Shedden.