28 Aug 2019

Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Saving Kiwi voices of World War II

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:37 pm on 28 August 2019

The voices of New Zealanders who served during World War II are being digitised as part of a project by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision to preserve nearly 1600 fragile discs, recorded on the battlefields of North Africa, Italy and in the Pacific between 1940 and 1945. 

Today we’ll hear the first recording made by New Zealand’s wartime mobile broadcasting unit, on board a troopship as it prepared to leave Wellington Harbour, 79 years ago tomorrow.

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