Speeches, addresses, and other papers written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and others, 1915-1919

Collection ID RCDIG0000074
Parent Collection ID RCDIG0000073
Collection type Digitised Collection
Title Speeches, addresses, and other papers written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood and others, 1915-1919
Item count 32
Object type Papers
Maker Various
Date made 1915-1919
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This folder contains nine speeches, addresses, army orders and official army despatches compiled between 20 May 1915 and 1919. The contents of this file were written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, General Sir Ian Hamilton, the Mayor of Lille, and Lord Northcliffe. Some of the subjects covered in this material include the landing at Gallipoli, Birdwood’s leadership, the liberation of the French city of Lille, and Birdwood’s memories of the Anzacs at Gallipoli and in France.
This file contains:
Extracts from General Sir Ian Hamilton's despatches, 20 May - 11 December 1915
Cable from France by Lord Northcliffe, c. August 1916
"The Mayor's Speech", address given by Mayor of Lille, Charles Delesalle, c.28 October 1918 [written in French]
"My Speech", address given by Birdwood to the Mayor of Lille, c. 28 October 1918 [written in French]
Note from AIF Headquarters Detachment to AIF Headquarters London, 29 March 1919 [includes attachments and distribution list for OB/2342 and OB/2316 from Lieutenant General Sir H A Lawrence, 22 March 1919]
"Speech made by me [Birdwood] at luncheon given to me by Australians at Connaught Rooms at end of war", c.1919
Extracts from address given by Birdwood to Australians at the Connaught Rooms, c.1919
Extracts from address given by Birdwood to Australians at the Connaught Rooms, c.1919 [duplicate - not scanned]
Extracts from address given by Birdwood to Australians at the Connaught Rooms, c.1919 [incomplete duplicate - not scanned]