26 Jul 2015

War Report - 26 July 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 26 July 2015

An extract from Cecil Malthus’s book Anzac a Retrospect in which he recalls convalescing on the island of Lemnos.
Padre Henry Blamires describes losing weight while on Gallipoli and another veteran describes the lack of gambling on Gallipoli and the only way to get luxuries was to have them sent over from Lemnos but the tobacco supplied was useless.

A report from the Blenheim newspaper about the growing practice of sending white feathers to men who had not signed up and the condemnation by borough councillors of the sending of these tokens.
Music extracts:

Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Composer: King/Elliott
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309
Artist: n/s
Song: We Don't Want to Fight but By Jingo…
Composer: McDermott/Hunt
Album: n/s
Label: n/s     

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