21 Oct 2020

Ngā Taonga Sound Archives: Compulsory Military Training

From Afternoons, 1:42 pm on 21 October 2020

While we wait for the outcome of the two referenda voted on in Saturday’s general election, today we take a listen to sound archives about an earlier referendum: the 1949 vote which introduced Compulsory Military Training. This meant all New Zealand men had to serve up to 14 weeks full-time military training, when they turned 18, and it later became known as National Military Service.

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