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Mary Grant Bruce giving an ABC National Broadcast Talk in World War IIOver the first half of World War II, Mary Grant Bruce wrote almost 200 patriotic talks for the the Australian Government’s Department of Information.  She presented them as Australian Broadcasting Commission national radio broadcasts, and on some commercial stations, over 1939-42.

The scripts of these talks, which can be found at the Australian War Memorial, are under copyright owned by the Mary Grant Bruce Family Trust.

TitleSeriesDates
A Brave Little Country12 May to 16 October 1941
A Contrast in ConditionsSidelights on Germany1940
A Digger Among the Arabs12 May to 16 October 1941
A Girl Glider in Germany12 May to 16 October 1941
A Man and His LandSidelights on Germany1940
A Squadron has Attacked1940
A Wild Lad12 May to 16 October 1941
Aboard a Destroyer12 May to 16 October 1941
Adjusting One's Budget12 May to 16 October 1941
Against Amalek12 May to 16 October 1941
Agents AbroadSidelights on Germany1940
Alive out of the Fire12 May to 16 October 1941
Ambulance DriversRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
America to BritainViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Among the Czechs12 May to 16 October 1941
Animals and WarOffshoots of War1940
Animals in England12 May to 16 October 1941
Balloon BarrageOffshoots of War1940
Belgium's Curious PositionRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Black -- and Loyal12 May to 16 October 1941
Bombed OutRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Bombs on Silver GreenYour War -- and Mine1940
Bombs Were Dropped ...12 May to 16 October 1941
Britain's Home Guard1940
Bush FightersViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Business as Usual12 May to 16 October 1941
Can Australia Take It?12 May to 16 October 1941
Canada's WarRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
ChildrenIf Hitler Won23-Nov-40
China DefiantOffshoots of War1940
City of Dreadful SoundSidelights on War1940
Civilian Barrack Life in GermanyViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Colonial EmpireRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Come Over and Help Us12 May to 16 October 1941
Comradeship Under Bombs12 May to 16 October 1941
Convoy1940
Convoy Control12 May to 16 October 1941
Co-operation under FireOffshoots of War1940
Danger in the SlumsRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Defeat -- or VictoryViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Defence in DepthViewpoints of War12 May to 16 October 1941
Desert PatrolRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Digging for VictorySidelights on War1940
Double Infiltration12 May to 16 October 1941
Dressing by COUPONS12 May to 16 October 1941
East End EnduranceRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
EducationSidelights on Germany1940
Empire CargoesRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
EvacuationRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Facing the OnslaughtSidelights on War1940
Fifth ColumnRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Fighting with Ideas12 May to 16 October 1941
GallantryRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
German Foreign AgentsViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Germans in NorwayRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Getting About EnglandYour War -- and Mine1940
Gibraltar12 May to 16 October 1941
Gliding to Battle12 May to 16 October 1941
Grease in WarSidelights on War1940
Greece -- Ancient and ModernViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Guerilla Warfare12 May to 16 October 1941
Help from the BackwatersViewpoints of War12 May to 16 October 1941
Heroes of the War12 May to 16 October 1941
Hitler's Circus12 May to 16 October 1941
Hitler's People12 May to 16 October 1941
Homes From HomeViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
In Germany NowRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
In Java NowViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
In Norway NowRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
In Occupied France -- NowRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Indian Comrades12 May to 16 October 1941
India's PartRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
InsIde ItalyRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Inside MalayanRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Journalism UndergroundOffshoots of War1940
Just an Ordinary DaySidelights on War1940
Kenya at WarSidelights on War1940
L.D.V.Your War -- and Mine1940
Life in a Conquered CountryYour War -- and Mine1940
Lives o' Men12 May to 16 October 1941
London's East EndYour War -- and Mine1940
Loyalties12 May to 16 October 1941
Made in Germany12 May to 16 October 1941
Mein Kampf Come TrueRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
MenIf Hitler Won7-Dec-40
Men of the ShipsSidelights on War1940
Nazi Fake RadioRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Nazis AbroadViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Nine British Soldiers12 May to 16 October 1941
North of the Arctic CircleViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
OilViewpoints of War
Old Father ThamesOffshoots of War1940
One of our Front Lines1940
Our Guests from OverseasYour War -- and Mine1940
Our Prisoners12 May to 16 October 1941
Our Unofficial AllyViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Out of Their Own MouthsRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Palestine12 May to 16 October 1941
Palestine TodaySidelights on War1940
Patrolling the ArcticViewpoints of War12 May to 16 October 1941
Poland under the German HeelViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Poland Yet1940
Policemen of the SeasViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Portugal12 May to 16 October 1941
Ready for InvasionViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
ReligionSidelights on Germany1940
Sabotage as a Science12 May to 16 October 1941
Sailors in the AirRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Saving Life in ChinaViewpoints of War12 May to 16 October 1941
Sidelights of Black-out12 May to 16 October 1941
Sky WatchersRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
South Africa FightingOffshoots of War1940
Spreading the FaIthRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Stone Frigate12 May to 16 October 1941
Supposing?12 May to 16 October 1941
The Avengers1940
The Battle of the EtherOffshoots of War1940
The Bewilderment of a Good German12 May to 16 October 1941
The British in Iceland1940
The ChildSidelights on Germany1940
The Children of EnglandSidelights on War1940
The ChIldren of EnglandRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Civil ServantSidelights on Germany1940
The Culture of the ConqueredRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Danger of Brest12 May to 16 October 1941
The Danger Triangle12 May to 16 October 1941
The Digger in EnglandYour War -- and Mine1940
The Empire of the NetherlandsRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The FarmerSidelights on Germany1940
The Free FrenchmenOffshoots of War1940
The Health of EnglandViewpoints of War12 May to 16 October 1941
The Home FrontRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The HomecomingViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The House that Took ItRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Islands of Malta12 May to 16 October 1941
The Junior ServiceViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Little Mother of FinlandYour War -- and Mine1940
The Little NationsOffshoots of War1940
The Luxury of Sleep1940
The Making of a Soldier1940
The Men Who Bring the Petrol12 May to 16 October 1941
The MotherSidelights on Germany1940
The Mysterious DesertOffshoots of War1940
The Nearest JobYour War -- and Mine1940
The Old BrigadeYour War -- and Mine1940
The Power of a Symbol12 May to 16 October 1941
The Power of the Silence12 May to 16 October 1941
The PressSidelights on Germany1940
The Property of GodViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Real JobRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Same England12 May to 16 October 1941
The Shelter ProblemRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Silent WeaponViewpoints of War
The Singing DanesViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Small TradesmanSidelights on Germany1940
The Story of a Pilot12 May to 16 October 1941
The Story of the "Kelly"12 May to 16 October 1941
The Undefeated Battalion of Crete12 May to 16 October 1941
The Undismayed1940
The Vilest RaidViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Village Without a Pub12 May to 16 October 1941
The Woman's Auxiliary Air ForceViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
The Working Front12 May to 16 October 1941
Thicker than WaterRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Those He Leaves Behind HimSidelights on War1940
Three Old Men of EnglandSidelights on War1940
Training Against TimeSidelights on War1940
Travel in GermanyViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
TurkeyViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Two Food QueuesViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Ulster on GuardViewpoints of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Unconsidered Trifles12 May to 16 October 1941
Underground in EnglandViewpoints of War12 May to 16 October 1941
Underground Revolt12 May to 16 October 1941
Wanderers in LondonRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
War and the Wardrobe12 May to 16 October 1941
War in the Ether1940
War on the Beaches1940
What an Englishwoman Thinks12 May to 16 October 1941
What Islam Means to Australia12 May to 16 October 1941
When Ideas WonRealities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
Where HitIer has FailedSidelights on Germany1940
Why Hamm?Realities of War20 Dec 1940 to 1 May 1941
WomenIf Hitler Won30-Nov-40
Women's PapersYour War -- and Mine1940
Women's Volunteer ServiceOffshoots of War1940
Young Fighters12 May to 16 October 1941
Your War -- and MineYour War -- and Mine1940

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