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Mick Scanlan Interview

From the Collection of Beechworth RSL Sub-Branch 99 Ford Street Beechworth Victoria

Description
This is a born digital audio file.
Size
140 MB
Attached Files
Object Registration
0043
Keywords
mick scanlan, wwii, ww2, world war two, second world war, tokyo bay, royal australian navy, ran, oral history, interview
Historical information
This oral history interview covers the topic of Beechworth local resident Mick Scanlan's involvement in the Royal Australia Navy during WW2. John Eldrid, President of Beechworth RSL, interviews Mick about his decision to enlist, day to day life on a naval ship and the experience of the Japanese surrender at Tokyo Bay.
When Made
05/09/2019
Made By
Beechworth RSL (Maker)
Significance
This interview of local Beechworth Veteran Mick Scanlan's involvement in the Royal Australian Navy during World War Two is a personal account of a lived experience. The stories are of great social and historic significance to the Beechworth RSL members and the wider Beechworth community. It is also of interest as a primary source of historic information for the study of World War Two, and in particular the topic of Tokyo Bay. Furthermore, the interview has great interpretive capacity as a unique, personal and historic war time story.
Last updated
9 Sep 2019 at 11:00AM