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In emphasising the "NZ" in ANZAC, Sound's Historical's Jim Sullivan explores not only New Zealand wartime stories but examines the role of Anzac Day itself, especially the thoughts of young people for whom serving in war was what their grandparents might have done.

The voices of those who did serve are heard recalling moments of fear, courage and humour, from crouching in a midget submarine under an enemy destroyer to commandeering a train to get the wounded to safety. The modern generation of military historians describe the on-going explosion of wartime publications and recent times are covered in stories from Vietnam to Afghanistan.

Along the way, dozens of musical items will bring a tear to the eyes of those who were there and that most moving of all music - the Last Post - is heard during a visit to New Zealand's most unusual war memorial.

Audio for the Anzac Day Morning programme with Jim Sullivan will be available from about 2pm on Anzac Day

8:00 News

8:10 Introduction


Anzac Through Teenage Voices.
Cazna Savell of Queen's High School and Joel Butler of King's High School

Goodbye, Dolly Grey
Leo Stormont CD Pearl GEMM CD 9475

Pack Up You Troubles in Your Old Kitbag
Reinald Werenrath LP Pelican LP 101

Poems from Gallipoli
Poems written home from Gallipoli to his family at Gimmerburn, Maniototo, by Trooper Jack Duncan. Introduced by Adam Macauley and read by Duncan Smith.

There's A Long Long Trail Awinding
John McCormack LP Pelican LP 101

8:29 ANZAC Quiz


Kiwi On Parade (Francis)
National Band of New Zealand CD Atoll ACD 502

War Stories in Stone - the stories behind the names on war memorials in which Jim Sullivan talks to Don Mackay of Southland who has written:

The Fallen −A Commemorative Book Honouring the Men from Riversdale, Wendon, Wendonside and Waikaia who Lost their Lives during the Wars of the Twentieth Century. ISBN 978-0-473-12690-2

And Keith Scott of Sydney who is writing:
The Central Boys - the Men from Central Otago who Fought in World War One and the Community They Left Behind

There'll be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover
Vera Lynn CD ASV AJ 5163


Underwater Warfare
Jim Sullivan talks to Bill Smith a New Zealander who took part in a midget submarine attack in Singapore harbour.

Soldier Train Driver
Jim Sullivan talks to Bruce Morrison who tried his hand at train driving during the retreat in Greece.

Who Do You Think You are Kidding, Mr Hitler (Perry)
Arthur Lowe LP HITS 27

The Land Army
Jim Sullivan talks to Portia Kerse who was in the Women's Land Army.

9:00 NEWS


Anzac Through Teenage Voices. Two
Jessie Manning of Queens High School ,Tim Tomlinson of King's High School and Kate Robertson of Queen's High School

The Entertainer
88-year-old Toni Savage of Auckland plays the accordion and recalls the camp concerts of the Second World War

Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye (Parr)
Gracie Fields CD Starel SPRACK 0033

The First Anzac Day, 1916
RSA historian Dr Stephen Clarke talks to Jim Sullivan about the first Anzac Day, 25 April 1916.

We Will Remember Them (Parsons)
Rosy Parsons Private CD

9:22 QUIZ ANZAC Quiz


In The Mood (Garland)
Glenn Miller and his OrchestraCD Startel Spack 0033

A Prime Minister at War
Sir Robert Muldoon talks to Jim Sullivan about his war years in Italy. Taken from the series "Muldoon In His own Words". With permission of Dame Thea Muldoon and the Oral History Centre at the Alexander Turnbull Library. This item is not available via the web.

Les Cleveland LP Kiwi SLC 121M

9:46 Preserving the War Stories

Wayne Mowat talks to young Palmerston North man Patrick Bronte about his Nga Toa project which is recording war memories of Kiwi veterans.

10:00 News (including The Ode)


Anzac Through Teenage Voices.
Lauren Wilson of Queen's High School and Anton de Beers of King's High School

Blue Smoke
Pixie Williams

The Sinking of HMS Neptune
Jim Sullivan explores the story of HMS Neptune which was sunk in the Mediterranean in 1941 with the loss of 150 New Zealand lives, and talks to the sole survivor from a crew of over 600.

Hearts of Oak (Boyce)
The Band of the Royal Marines CD EMI 5 90695

10:24 ANZAC Quiz


Galatas − The New Gallipoli?
Brian Taafe of Melbourne talks to Jim Sullivan about his new book on Galatas, Gatekeepers of Galatas:the untold story, especially the almost-ignored role of the Petrol Company, and the almost mythical aura surrounding the battle.

Gatekeepers of Galatas: the untold story by Brian Taafe, published by Sabicas. ISBN 0 646 45735 7

Dourou Dourou
Kostas Papadakis and Stelios Lainakis
CD Smithsonian SFW CD 40447

Escape from Greece
Charles Carter talks to Jim Sullivan about his group which during the retreat in Greece bought a boat and island-hopped their way to freedom.

Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans (Coward)
Noel Coward CD EMI CDP 7 92896

10: 46

Royal Air Force March Past (Davies)
Central Band of the RAF CD EMI 5 906995

The Fourth Plinth? Sir Keith Park
There have been recent suggestions that New Zealander Sir Keith Park (the "man who won the Battle of Britain") be the subject for a statue on the fourth plinth at the base of Nelson's column. Park describes the role of Fighter Command and mentions New Zealanders who served in the Battle of Britain. The voice of Winston Churchill and an update on the campaign from Terry Smith (London).

The Dambusters March (Coates)
The English Chamber Orchestra CD ASV AJA 5163

11:00 News


Anzac Through Teenage Voices.
Alex McPhillips of Queen's High School, Ethan Rodgers of King's High School and Amber Hosking of Queen's High School

The Universal Soldier (St Marie)
Buffy St Marie CD EMI 8 35059

The Forty Year War
Vietnam Veteran Lox Kellas talks to Jim Sullivan about his reasons for serving in Vietnam and his thoughts 40 years later.

Wichita Lineman (Webb)
Glenn Campbell LP Capitol ST 23787

Vietnam Battlefields Today
Jim Sullivan talks to Otago University student Thomas Hutchinson about his school visit to Vietnam battlefields last year.

Mention of Tribute 08 Vietnam reunion in Wellington Queen's Birthday Weekend.


I'll Be Seeing You (Fain)
Ambrose and his Orch. With Rita Shaw CD Startel Spack 0033

Going Home (Shihad)

Anzac Day with the forces serving overseas today.
Katrina Batten talks to two New Zealand service personnel in Afghanistan, Able Chef Amy Dombroski of the Royal New Zealand Navy who requests:

Fortunate Son
Credence Clearwater Revival

And Lance Corporal Shane Chadwick an army combat plumber who requests:

Paint It Black
The Rolling Stones

11:42The Maori Battalion March (Amohau)
Band of 5th Inf. Brigade/recital-style by unnamed artist/members of the Maori Battalion. CD ATOLL ACD 206 3'53"

11:46 ANZAC Quiz Answers

Ex-High Commissioner Michael McBryde describes Anzac Day in Tonga

11:49 Quiz Winners


We'll Meet Again (Charles)
Vera Lynn CD QED 257

Farewell from 1940 Troopship

Ted's Bottle
Preview of this afternoon's service at the Waihao Forks Hotel where Waimate RSA gather at Ted's Bottle - now left unopened for over 68 years since Ted d'Auvergne left it on the bar to be opened when he came back from the war. He was killed in Crete. Ex-publicans Jim Lines and Bruce Wilson explain the history of the bottle and Ross McMillan reads a verse from his poem about it.

12:00 News