Gordon Bennett

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
General Gordon Bennett is usually remembered as the Australian General who left his troops after Singapore fell to the Japanese in 1942 and fled back to Australia. He later claimed that he left his men to bring back to Australia first-hand information about the fighting tactics of the Japanese. After the war a Royal Commission praised Bennett’s courage, but concluded that he was wrong to have left Singapore. Despite the controversy, nothing could stop Bennett from being present at the docks when his troops finally returned home.

Credits

co-producer

Film Australia

Pamela Vanneck

Ron Saunders

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Willesee's Australians

Group of items

Willesee's Australians

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35701

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Crafts & Visual Arts → Bennett, Gordon

History → Australia - History

People → Bennett, Gordon

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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