25 Nov 2015

Sound Archives 'The Blizzard' - Sarah Johnston

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:37 pm on 25 November 2015

One hundred years ago this week, the New Zealanders still grimly hanging onto the slopes of Gallipoli, were dealt yet another blow. After enduring a summer of searing heat, with vast swarms of flies and the dysentery they brought, the northern winter arrived in force. From November 26 to 28, 1915, a vicious snow storm lashed the Gallipoli peninsula bringing further misery. In archival radio interviews recorded in the 1950s and 60s, Gallipoli veterans talked about what they came to call 'The Blizzard'. Sarah Johnston, from the radio archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision is here to tell us about it.