Peter Dixon - Homecoming

Running time
1 min 35 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We got to this town there where there was an American cruiser and they took us down to Tokyo. They gave us a lot of food. We probably put on a stone a day. That's an exaggeration. We ate...Then in Tokyo we were only there two or three days. An Australian ship commander came in and said, "Would you like to go to Australia?"

Some people didn't but we got down there and got on the aircraft carrier down to Australia and nobody even knew we were arriving in Australia. We arrived in Sydney and there was a big fuss when we came in there and all these people there. They didn't even know we were coming...You can't describe it. You were home in Australia. It was very difficult to absorb and then became hard to realise that you'd ever been away.

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