16 Aug 2015

War Report - 16 August 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 16 August 2015

Ernest Harston describes the fighting at Chunuk Bair and the tunneling under the trenches. An extract from Cecil Malthus’s book Anzac - A Retrospect in which he describes the quieter routine after Chunuk Bair and a newspaper item telling of a mother receiving news of her son’s death at Gallipoli on the day she had been informed he would be arriving home on the hospital ship.

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: Murray Johnson
Song: Pack Up Your Trouble in Your Old kit Bag
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: Geoentertainment                                                                                            


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