SMH Thurs 19 July 1945 Welcome Banquet in London Guildhall for Australian Sailors

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Title

SMH Thurs 19 July 1945 Welcome Banquet in London Guildhall for Australian Sailors

Subject

Guildhall ceremonies, medieval banquet hall, Old and New worlds, brave hosts, heroic guests, war victory, street march, HMAS Australia, Australian navy, ‘young bronzed sailors’ myth, ruined medieval buildings, Waltzing Matilda on London streets, WWII, Second World War, Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, military, navy, stained–glass windows, monuments, war, post-war celebrations

Description

At the end of World War II, Australian sailors of the vessel HMAS AUSTRALIA are depicted as heroic warriors (young and bronzed) who are privileged to march the medieval streets of Old London to dine and mingle with the Admiralty in the bombed London Guildhall. The backdrop of broken medieval stained-glass windows, shattered monuments and the temporary tin Hall roof highlights British pride in their Old World heritage but invokes powerful metaphors of victory amid ruins with the assistance of the New World, Australia.

Creator

Staff Correspondent Sydney Morning Herald reporting from London

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

Sydney Morning Herald

Date

18 July 1945

Rights

Public Domain

Format

PDF, Newspaper Article

Language

English

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Original Format

Citation

“SMH Thurs 19 July 1945 Welcome Banquet in London Guildhall for Australian Sailors ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 26, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/283.