New Zealand in World War I
Jim Sullivan tell the story of New Zealand in World War I using the voices of the men and women who were there. The oral history held by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision provides a week-by-week audio picture of how the war changed the lives of a generation with vivid recollections of the battlefield bravery and boredom, the home front anxiety and the spirit of mucking-in with just a touch of humour to relieve the tension. With the voices come contemporary newspaper reports and extracts from letters home from soldiers and nurses week by week, exactly a hundred years later.
Originally broadcast during Sounds Historical
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