13 Feb 2019

Ngā Taonga: The Battle for Cassino

From Afternoons, 1:34 pm on 13 February 2019

75 years ago this week New Zealand soldiers, including the Māori Battalion, were fighting in one of the most brutal battles of World War II, as the Allies attempted to take the Italian town of Cassino and its landmark monastery which were held by the Germans. 

In the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision are recordings which tell the story of this battle and its impact on New Zealanders.  Sarah Johnston is going to play some of them for us today.