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EMERGENCY MEETING OF WAR CABINET "Australia Now Station Of War" [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
SEMERGENCY MEETING OF WAR CABINET "Australia Now Station Of War" CANBERRA, Tuesday.--In: an atmosphere of>tension which has become: more acute than -at any time since (Germany's move against Poland in ig39, the Fedbral War- Cabinet- assembled fot an emergency meeting in' -Canberra yesterday, to discuss the most recent developments in the Pacific crisis. After a discussion lasting four hours, Cabinet agreed to the form of an important message to thei British= Government- setting out Australia's, views on the situation which has developed. Mr. .Curtin emphasised that the policy being pursued by the Em!pire and her allies in the Pacific -was en tirely-' a defensive one designed .. to protect their own interests -without encroaching on those of other. Powers.. Nevertheless,' the Austra lian .station was now a. station of war. "There will. be no war in the Pacific tinless it comes .as a result .of.:agression by Japan," Mr. Cur tin said. ' "If there .is to be. war,- we are prepared to ...
H.M.A.S. SYDNEY IS MISSING Believed Sunk With All Hands [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
H.M.A.S. SYDNEY IS MISSING Believed Sunk With -All Hands MISSING CRUISER H.M.A.S. SYDNEY Disappearance. After Sinking Enemy Raider 645 ABOARD The, Prime Minister. (Mr. Curtin), announced in Canberra on Sunday night that the Austra- lian cruiser, H.M.A.S. Sydney, of 6,830. tons), which carried a complement of 645-including 42 officers and 603 other ranks was missing, and was presumed lost. It was announced that the Sydney had been in ,action with a heavily - armed merchant raider, which she sank by gunfire on November 19. No further conitiiicatiobn was received from the Sydney; informa- tion of the : Austrialian Naval Board came from survivors of the enemy vessel -who were picked up some time after the action which took place 300 miles west of Carnarvon off the West Australian coast. Captain Joseph Burnett took over command of-the Sydney from Cap- tain J. A. Collins last May. The Sydney, was launched, in 1934, it cost £ 2,1000,000. &nbsp; Official Announcement &nbsp; ...
SLOOP PARRAMATTA REPORTED LOST [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
SLOOP PARRAMATTA REPORTED LOST ' 141 MEN JARE, MISSING -FROM GCREW OF 161 :, The. Australian Naval sloop, -HM.A.S; Parramatta; has'-been t: irpredaed aridsiunk while on escort duties.-: There were 161 officers ' ai: id men aboard the-Parrarnatta;-of these only .o have-bcer: saved. ,:yiMri Cittint i ;inehd- is: secoirtd'tragic :innouricerieit' of .the loss of auiother ??A~usti;lian 'Naal vessei yesterdaiy' :morning, ,:Like the Sydney,- the: Parramatta was lost in enemy action. She was :e:cortingg.ga .convoy, at, the. tiLe..of the engagement--the convoy reached po`t safely: l'HM.A.S. Pirraiinatta is the third Australian Naval ship to: be. lost in this war. e ',.The first.,was .the.ldestroyer -Water-. hlie?`: and tlice seconid,' of couise, the Sydney.' " ;.;his week will go down as .the blacklest,- in".? they history.. 'of the Australian Navy. The .lss-of the S"Svdnev' .-was: the[ greatest?i navirl- loss 'Austraia i' had .suffered, either in this "wa"' or. the last, anl'no\\;, so sodn ...
Enemy Survivors Story of Action Which Sank Raider [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
Enemy Survivors Story Of Action Which Sank Raider Yesterday afternoon Mr. Cur tin issued another statement on the mysterious disappearance of H.M.A.S. Sydney. -It was emnphasised that as no word had been received l:from the Sydney, the story of the action would. have t6o be pieced. together from the des cription .as given by ehnemy survivors of the Gernian raider. The Sydney, said` Mr. Curtin, was on patrol duty-about 300 miles :west of Carnarvon (W.A.); in the Indian Ocean. When she:.sighted the German raider, it is presumed, the Sydney would' have -had to approach to within ;close range to identify the .disguised raider, not knowing that it was an enemy vessel, flying the Norwegian` flag. Direct. Hit On Sydney As the Sydney approached, the sur vivors claim shie must have recog nised the raider as an enemy ship. She swung round stripped for action -the raider fired its first salvo and scored a direct hit amidships, put ting out of action the' central control tower of the Sydney. , ...
British Forces Fight To Close Gap In Tobruk Corridor Action On Three Fronts [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
British Forces Fight To Close Gap. In. Tobtik Corridor Action .On Three. Fronts Latest B.B.C. -broadcastsreveal that the Germans have broken through ,the&lt;Tobruk corridor, and. that British .forces. are fighting fiercely to 'close .the breach. Tobruk is, not cut off altogether. The Germans are reported 6 miles from Sidi.Rezegh, According, to. thie latest colmmuni que from Cairo, the battle in Libya has now definitely resolved itself. into three-miaiti areas.. "T'le; niain. front .is south ei cst . of Tobruk,; .oti whichl our forces advanc ing from the 'East lhave join;cc up with the force that sallied from ,To bruk. The second fronit is tire froin tier area,.from Halfaya t'o positions north of Sidi Onlar; and the third is the south west or Giala area." . "On the main frotit. in El 1Duda, Sidli Rezeghi and Bir-el-Haned," continues the comnidluniique, ';itltensive fighting. continues. "B3ritish armored forces tfitned 6oi the Italian divisions to the:east anid destroyed -abol...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
RICHARDS, STUNG by an after-bcl! attack in the 12th round, dodges around the referee to get at Henneberry during their British Empire title tight at Syd ney Stadium last"'t'hursday night. Mr. Hill tries to keep the fighters apart. Henneberry's second is in the ring moving- forward to seize Richards. Henneberry was disqualified in the 13th round for continual butting.
STRATHALBYN RACE MEETING Hurdle Winner Pays Good Dividend [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
STRATHALBYN RACE MEETING Hurdle Winner Pays Good Dividend Adelaide, Wednesday. - Lascavalve, favorite and winner of the Trial Hurdle at the StrathAlbyn (Adelaide), meeting yesterday, paid a winnhlrlg dividend of £17/12/-. Results were as follows:- STRATHALBYN TRIAL HURDLE (2 miles)--LASCAVALVE, 9.5 (Kenny) 1: Malachite, 9.7 (Miller) 2; Fultex 9.3 (Cox) 3. Half a head,-six lengths. Tlime, 4.10. BETTING: 5-4, 6-4, 3-1. Tote: win, £17/12/-. NOVICE HANDICAP, first division (5 fur.)-DE VERNON, 8.5 (Carling) 1: Sol retto, 8.3 (Leesue) 2; Bluelin, 8.4 (Chap man) 3. Length, three lengths. .Time, 1.6 1-5. BETTING: evens, '7-1, 6-1, Tote: win, 4/3; place, 3/6. 4/9, 7/3. NOVICE HANDICAP, second division (5 fur.)-BEAUWYN, 8.2' (Mullin) 1: Wrexford 8.9 (Bastian) 2; Law Clerk, 8.7 (Stirling) 3. Neck, two lengths. rime, 1.6 3-5. BETTING: 16-1, 6-4, 6-4. Tote: win, £2/7/3: place, 11/6, 3/6, 2/9. STRATHALBYN HANDICAP (1, miles)-CHILOCK. 8.6 (Leesue) 1; De plnca. 7.13 (Patching) 2; Goldtrees, 8.3 (Ca...
Govt. Ban On Radio Stations [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
Go ý, ' +an -On' J Itaftons . For disobeying an express. cen -sorship order forbidding the blroad 'casting of news of or references to -the disappearance, of the Sydney oin active services, three Australian broadcasting stations were ordered to cease broadcasting for a period by the Federal Government, The stations were the Melbourne 'national station, 3AR, and the coi mercial stations, 3KZ andl 2UW. The Government takecs the most :serious view of this disregard of the -censorship instrtuction's, 'Mr. Curtin said that/as a security measure it was essential that the clear instruc tions relating to the broadcasting of 'the news of the loss of the Sydney -should have been obeyed, because the Government' had the most posi tive evidence that such broadcasts were of great value 'to the enemy.
BALLARAT CUP RUN TODAY Results Of First Day's Events [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
:BALLATAT CUP RUN TODAY Results Of First SDay's Events ' The. Ballarat Turf Club's Cup Meeting opened yesterday -at Dowling Forest. In?. the first division of the Maiden 'Plite ;'Pindall, rApollo:. King, Sir .Lbcin and Gold Peak fell. Thie riders iescapeld with a severe sliaking. High ;Park also fell in the Frederick Brown `Handicap. - :These are the nilneteen acceptors for'tlhe Cup, which will be run -to diy.: v The :results of the first day's races are as follows:- HURDLE (2 miles)--LORD JEVING TON, 9.7 (Harris) 1; David Spear, 9.9 (McKee) '2; Aurated, 9.5 (Kerr) 3. Halt a h~ad, three lengths. Time, 3.45. BET TING: 4-1 .,6-1,- 20-1. Tote: win, £1/11/6; place, 10/-. 3/6, £2/5/6, MAIDEN PLATE, first division (7 fur.) -AMNON, 7.9 (Olsen) 1: David Burn, 9.7 (Whittle) 2; Liberate, 7.10 (Beresford) 3. One and a half lengths, half' a neck. Time, 1.30. BETTING: 6-4, 6-1; 9-2. Tote: win, 14/-: place 6/6, £1/7/-, 10/-. MAIDEN PLATE, second division (7 fur.)-GOLDEN POINT. 7.10 (Purtell) 1; B...
MIDDLE-WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP World Boxing Title To Tony Zale [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
.MIDDLE -WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP World Boxing Title To TonyZale The muddle that has charac terised the - world's middle :?.:iweight.; boxing- championship fodr a decade was cleared up last :week, when Tony Zale out-' Si-pbointed Georgie Abrams,: the clever :campaigner, now' in the 'United States Navy, in 15 I. :rounds .at: Madison Square Gar den. Zale thus became file undisputed ch'ampion, after the treating of the cro~iil to one of his finest exhibitions 'of right-hand punching to- the body atd':lchin. Zale rose from the floor" in thle first round, and fought back fro;ti' a ,troubled state in. the eighth rbounil, but ultimnately' \on a unani tnuis' decision by a wide margitf. A mrinits weighed lIst 5lb.. and Zale' 'was three-qluarters of a pound lighter. Zatle'was recognised as the ruler iti hie'lijvision by the National Boxing -Association, while Abrams was the 'New, York State Athletics Commis sion's nominee as the leading chal lenger. However, both the New York Commission and the Na...
To-day's Complete Short Story [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
loday's Complete Shorte Story THERE was once a certain wealthy merchant named MacAndrew (which was not his real name), who lived in a great mansion in the .land of Golders Green, and wholwas lordi over .a store house of diamonds and rubies and some ,, precious stones, in nearby 'Garden of, Hatton. From all over thlc:orld his agents brought him gems of great, price: from 'Amsterdam .and Berlin, fronm ilhe Far East, and of occasion froni the East End, Of these last, how= ever,- he was, exceedingly cautious; for he knew a` Thing or Two. -o000o But of "all tile subjects in which lke fwas learned (and the: number of them. would have taken aback ,even the wise .men of the land who' .were named.the Big Five), there was= one in which.. his knowledge was;uti surpassed; It was. called the knowledge of - Mugs,: and.. by its. practice MatAn drew had .waxed '?xcceding fat, so that the springs of his chariot (which was 'named Bowls-Boyce) ..groaped "mihtily" when he entered it. Now one day, as Ma...
Rules Observed When Writing War Prisoners [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
Rules Observed .When Writing Warr' Prisoners ',-;Army News is advised by the Austra lian Red Cross Society that the following Pqles must be observed in writing letters 'to Australian prisoners of war. !?..Letters must consist of one ordinary sized sheet of notepaper, Writing may 'be' on both- sides. Do not use' airmail paper, it is too thin. &lt;Writing on postcards.must be on only one side of the card--the front side must be left enth'ely blank. - The letter or postcard must'be enclosed in an envelope,. which' should -'be ad- dressed and' marked .to the following,.. .pattern. - ,.rPost letters (so addressed and marked) " -at any Post Office without' stamps,-.writ ing your name and address on the back of the envelope.. ' HOW TO ADDRESS ENVELOPE PRISONER" OF'WAR POST. N o ............. R ank ........... N am e.............. ..... Australian Prisoner of War, Country of Internment, C/o Central Red Cross Bureau, Spring St., Melbournd, C,1', Victoria. On the top 'of the sheet of ...
ALL ABOARD FOR SINGAPORE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
ALLAB AR .F R?A N By . CSL NA N E "By FRANK CLUNE S The 'author is- giving..a true ..account. of" his experiences on a ' io,ooo'-rmile flight:,froi, Sydney to Singapore and return. :Last week ...he,;.related .,.the early -history of., Darwin and told us of his frank impressions on' ;landing here. Frank Clune "now :continues his story from his .,bedroom at the ,:, Hotel...Darwin., Now read on.:. " CHAPTER XII. S.PORT~ DARWIN .TO KOEPANG ' Knockl Knockl "Time to get up, sir." Out I hopped, lathered, shaved and showered. Knock, knock:."Sorry,- sir. I woke you at five o'clock instead of six. I thought you were . going on. the south-bound plane." SCurses on Captain Cook for ever disg .covering Australia. Back to bed for another fifteen minutes' slumber. Knock, knock. "Time to-get up, sir. Dinkum i" Tea and fruit in the lounge, While the porters load our luggage in the cars, staggering at the knees with the 441b. permissible packages, as if they .were lifting. 801b.. howitzer shells. . It...
U.S. PACIFIC AIR FLEET GROWS STRONGER [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
U.S. PAIFIC AIR FLEET GROWS STRONGER.? (F7romn John \Villiams, Sydney Telegraphl correspondent at: Holt lultl) With weekly reinforcements, of planes,- the numbers of- which are a military secret, America is greatly increasing her air power at: Hawaii, main bastion of the U.S. 'Pacific defence scheme., , As 'stepping stones for giant lbombers, America is rapidly con structing runways on islands to the wveStward-to within easy striking distance of Japanese territory. :Backbone of this new aerial front is the 13-17-D, or four-engined flying fortress bothber, hundreds of which, incidentally, are being delivered. to Britain for her unrelenting raids upoli Gecrmany. It was once argued that it was impractical or unsafe to. fly Mnulti engined landplanes .over ocean ex panses., That argument has been blowvn out by the large iumbers of bombers which have been flown from Anierica across the Norflh Atlantic tol Britain: .... ' Big Bombers In May, the U.S. Army Air Corps proved fhow easily and- ...
ARMY EXCITING HOCKEY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
ARMY EXCITING HOCKEY Eighlteen teams conte~tted the T-ockey Knock-Outt. Conpetition oil Sundav. Play was in two divisions- Larrakcvah and Vcstev's-thlie lead ing team froni cacl grotip mleeting in the final. Drawing in the early routnds with Coonatwarra andl Engineers, which necessitated a replay iin each case, Trailsplort A (Vesley's.) hadl played five hard games. before they met D1.T.I. (B team) in the final. After an exciting contest Transport ran off i nil winners. WVinning the Knockl-Out Comnpeti tion was a remarkable feat for T'rans port, when it is remembered that the majority of members of their tcanl are new to the game and only took it up as recently as last February. Their. performance. illustrates just what lkentless and energy caniti accomlnlish;, The .'ransport club is greatlv in dclted to the Australian Coniforts Fund for presenting two sets of sticks to the club. They?can nciw field two teams in the wet season competition contllletnicitg on Saturday. D.I.B. (PARAP) A...
R.A.A.F. BASEBALL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
R.A.A.F. BASEBALL. The R.A;A.F ' baseball team's-win ning run was continued on Sunday ning when it defeated a combined Army team, captatined by. Lieut. (Vic) Rowe, at Civil Aerodromi be fore a large attendance of spectators. Iristrumentai in R.A.A.F.'s win was the "strong batting and-faultless work on first -base of Cliff Cordes, his honme run in the fourith innings being a real geti. 1Varneken's pitching again pre sented a problemn for the opliosing hatters. Any' team desirous of challenging the IR..A.A. side is invited to ring L.A.C. Jeppeson at Extension 237, when it will be a pleasure to do business. HERE AND THERE t The Dengue 1: icnd his claimed another victim in the person' of the stalwart Station Administrative Offi-" cer, Squadron-l,eade Cross, who was comipelled to adjourn to his couch on Saturday last. One cannota help recalling the para ablc of David' and Goliath when vis ualising the 'dniminiutive "miossie" ad ministering the .fateful injection in this particul?r Iii st...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
THE OWEN GUN, which will shortly be manufactured in large quantities for the Australian Army, was a popu- lar exhibit at the All-Australian Muni- tions Display in Melbourne Town Hall recently. Picture shows studies in expressions as soldiers watched a demonstration of the gun.
AUSTRALIA'S FOURTH V.C. WINNER [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 December 1941
AUSTRALIA'S FOURTHS V.C. WINNER &nbsp; Lieut. Arthur Roden Cutler, 25, of Manly (N.S.W.), has been awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous and consistent gallantry during the Syrian cam- paign, and for outstanding brav- ery during the bitter fighting at Merdjayoun (Syria). He is the fourth Australian to re- ceive the award in this war. "This man performed one of the most gallant feats in Australian mili- tary history, and his country will be proud if him," said the Minister for the Army (Mr. Forde), in announc- ing that the King had approved the award. According to the citation, Lieut, Cutler, an artillery officer, inspired the infantry to press on, and his name became a byword amongst the for- ward troops with which he worked. On the night of June 23-24, he was in charge of 25-pounder, sent for- ward into our forward-defended lo- cality, to silence an enemy aiti-tankl gun, and post, which had held up our attack. This he did, and next morn intg -the recapture of Merd...