Phyl Ahearn - The outbreak of war

Running time
29 sec
Date made
Copyright

Department of Veterans' Affairs

Phyl Ahearn, who served in the Australian Army Women's Service, remembered the moment Australia entered the war.

Transcript

I was sitting on the floor beside the wireless, listening to a show on the wireless radio as they call it and mum had been to church and she came in from church, came in bursting through the front door saying "Phyllis, turn the news to the ABC" and then I turned it on to the radio and I heard a solemn voice reporting that England was at war. I can remember that as plain as anything.

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