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Interview with Elva Batt. (When the war came to Australia)

Title
Interview with Elva Batt. (When the war came to Australia)
Repository
Australian War Memorial Research Centre
Reference
F04059
Date Range
22 February 1991
Description

Mrs Batt was a ballet mistress who enlisted as an Army Amenities officer in 1943 in the Northern Territory.She discusses the entertainment provided by the army for the troops: revues, dances. She mentions conditions in Darwin during the war,including the general feeling of the population: tedium, neglect by the rest of the country. The civilian population in Perth felt isolated and had a harder time as regards rationing than did the service personnel.Mrs Batt comments that entertainers were very important to keep up the morale of the troops.

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