Daphne Dunn: Anzac Day 2020

Running time
1 min 30 sec
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Australia
Hear from veterans, their loved ones and those on the home front about their most unforgettable memories of wartime.

Transcript

Intro: Anzac Day 2020, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Mat McLachlan: I'm Mat McLachlan. On Anzac Day, we remember all Australians who have served our country. The Second World War changed many peoples' lives in many different ways. Daphne Dunne had been married for a year and was working with the Australian Wartime Auxiliary Services. It was on her 22nd birthday that Daphne received news about her husband, war hero Albert Chowne.

Daphne Dunn: We were celebrating at the District Finance Office. And I was called into the office and they broke the news to me that he had been killed. My life had been ruined in my opinion. You don't realise that life goes on – you just go along exactly the same. You see other people very happy and you think: 'why are they so happy and I'm not'. But that's life. The government notified me that he'd won the VC. I was very, very proud of course, but I would have rather him not got the VC and come home. I mean, that's just a piece of cold steel. You're so proud and yet you can't share it with the one you love because they're no longer there.

Outro: Anzac Day 2020, remembering all Australians who served our country. Lest we forget.

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