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Reference Type The Argus newspaper
Title Australia Also At War
State VIC
Country Australia
Publication Date 04-09-1939
Citation Date
Page Number 2
Comments This text provides details of the dramatic message from Prime Minister Robert Menzies that Australia was at war with Germany, a message that the first audience of the Surrey Theatre heard first hand. The information provided is a valuable representation of the enormity of such a tragic announcement. The article portray Menzies' speech and further details of what followed his announcement. This text was intended to inform the general public on the declaration of war and provide a review of the circumstances.

(Stephanie Phiri)
tags: australia cinema prime minister robert menzies surrey theatre the argus war 
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