Blamey, Thomas, Sir, 1884-1951

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Thomas Albert Blamey (b. Jan. 24, 1884, New South Wales-d. May 27, 1951) was an Australian general serving in World War I with the 1st Australian Division (Gallipoli, 1915) and on the Western Front. From March 1942 through the end of World War II, he was commander-in-chief of the Australian Military Forces. He signed the Japanese surrender document on behalf of Australia, joining General Douglas MacArthur on the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945. He retired in 1946, and in 1950 was promoted to Field-Marshal, becoming the highest ranking solider in Australian history.

From the description of Blamey, Thomas, Sir, 1884-1951 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570130

Soldier; served in both World Wars; during 1939-1945 was Commander AIF, Middle East and later Commander of Allied Land Forces, 1942-1945. See J. Hetherington, Blamey Controversial soldier (AWM & AGPS, 1973).

From the description of Collection of papers. 1939-1984. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222231359

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225785432

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referencedIn Blamey, Olga. Shellfire and orchids, Not after 1955 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. JAPANESE SIGN FINAL SURRENDER National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. CHUNGKING BOMBED AGAIN - FIGHTS ON [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Blamey, Thomas, Sir, 1884-1951. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Blamey, Thomas Sir, 1884-1951. Collection of papers. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "War Pictorial News" Newsreels. 1943 - 1945. WAR PICTORIAL NEWS, NO. 218 [July 9]
referencedIn Special instructions for action during suspension of arms [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. U.S. BOMBERS IN FIRST DAYLIGHT RAID ON BERLIN [ETC.]
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAR. 19]
creatorOf Blamey, Thomas Sir, 1884-1951. [Thomas Blamey manuscript collection]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [OCT. 30] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. Blamey Memorial Orations [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [FEB. 12] National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Tilley, Harold W. Bedouin love, law and legend : draft of English version [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [SEPT. 8] National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith Blamey, Olga. person
associatedWith Perry, Warren, 1909- person
associatedWith Tilley, Harold W. person
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Australia
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Generals--Archives
Capitulation, Military
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Birth 1884-01-24

Death 1951-05-27

English

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