Camm, Richard Andrew 'Dick' (Captain, b.1893 - d.1941)

Accession Number PR02073
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Document
Maker Camm, Richard Andrew
Date made 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

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Typescript (7 pp) of Captain Richard Andrew Camm's 'Anzac Day' speech (titled 'Anzac Day Address') which was delivered by Capt R A Camm to the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion during the unit's voyage to the Middle East, 25 April 1941. The speech, by a former Gallipoli veteran, represents an example of the 'Anzac myth' being used to inspire members of the 2nd AIF on their way to a war zone and urges the Australian soldiers of 1941 to emulate the heroes of Gallipoli. It also identifies and celebrates the positive qualities of a uniquely identifiable Australian national character. Capt Camm was subsequently killed in action at Merdjayoun, Syria on 27 June 1941. Also included in the collection are three 1941 newspaper cuttings relating the 2/2 Pioneers Battalion action at Merdjayoun and a photocopy of a biographical summary of the service careers of Capt R A Camm and his son VX51879 Private Richard Camm.

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