Joseph Benedict Chifley as the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia announces the end of the Second World War in the Pacific with the surrender of Japan, August 1945

Accession Number S00106
Collection type Sound
Measurement 6 min 3 sec
Object type Speech
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; BASF SM 468; 15 ips/38 cm.s; two track mono; 7 inch
Maker Chifley, Joseph Benedict (Ben)
Australian Broadcasting Commission
Date made August 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright

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Description

Chifley states that the Japanese government has accepted the terms of surrender set by the allied nations. He asks that the fallen be remembered and thanks those who contributed to winning the war, including the allied commanders, and the fighting men of the United Nations. He laments the death of John Curtin, emphasises the importance of working for a prosperous peace and invites Australian people to participate in thanksgiving ceremonies. Chifley's speech is preceded by Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance Military March No. 4, 2nd theme and Chifley is introduced by an unknown speaker.

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