William Campbell - End of the war

Running time
51 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Yes, we were all… he said with our jungle greens and then ready to go, just waiting for the transport. In the meantime, when that didn't arrive, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, which we didn't know about. And the sergeant come and told us, said: "Look your drafts are canceled". He said, "The war might be over. We've just got news of some atom bomb that's dropped on Japan".

He said, "I don't know what an atom bomb is" but he said, "Whatever it is it must be some little bomb that did a lot of damage". Fair enough. And so, the drafts were canceled. We just had to wait then to see what happened. It took a few weeks. And he said, "Righto you're all getting sent back to your home states"

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