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Menzies Speech: Declaration of War

Menzies Speech: Declaration of War (1939)

The announcement by Prime Minister Menzies in 1939 that because Great Britain has declared war upon Germany, Australia is also at war.

Length: 17 minutes 49 seconds

Performed by: Prime Minister Robert Menzies

Featured in the National Registry of Recorded Sound collection

National Registry of Recorded Sound

Source:

National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 188388