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AIS Sportex : WWI Armistice Exhibit - Inter Allied Games / Sport Australia.

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Record Number 514643
Item Type YouTube Video
Corporate Name Sport Australia
Title AIS Sportex : WWI Armistice Exhibit - Inter Allied Games / Sport Australia.
Published 2018
Description 1 streaming video (6 minutes)
Content Type two-dimensional moving image
Media Type computer
Carrier Type online resource
Notes This record links to a YouTube video on the Sport Australia YouTube channel.
Published 31 October 2018.
Video is part of a Sport Australia display commemorating the Centenary of Armistice 2018. The display shines a light on the Inter Allied Games - a one-off multi-sport event held outside Paris, France after the end of World War I.
Summary Historians Scott Patterson and Bruce Coe tell the story of the Inter Allied Games. “After the Armistice of 1918 you had 200,000 Australia soldiers stuck in Europe. At best they thought they could get home 10,000 a month … it was going to take well and truly over a year before they could repatriate all the ANZAC soldiers back home,” Patterson says. Around 1,500 athletes from 18 nations competed in 19 sports including athletics, boxing, basketball, football, swimming, shooting and fencing at Pershing Stadium from 22 June – 6 July, 1919. “Being Australians, they knew their sport and they loved their sport and as a matter of fact, you know, the Australians were always going to be competitive in everything that they did,” Patterson added.
Subjects History
Armistice Day
World War, 1914-1918
Added Author Patterson, Scott
Coe, Bruce
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