25 Apr 2019

With Them Through Hell

From Anzac Day, 9:05 am on 25 April 2019

The First World War caused the largest global mobilisation of people the world had ever seen and for New Zealanders the distance traveled was especially significant. But it wasn't just soldiers that crossed several oceans to serve. 

Anna Rogers' new book With Them Through Hell looks at the people who made up the New Zealand medical services during from 1914-1918. Doctors, nurses, stretcher-bearers, orderlies and ambulance drivers, dentists, chiropodists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and chaplains filled thousands of roles on the front and at home. 

Anna joins Colin to look at the reality and legacy of the New Zealand medical personnel.