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Anzac Day

ANZAC Day on RNZ National features live coverage of the dawn service at Pukeahu National War Memorial, followed by a programme of interviews and discussion hosted by Mihingarangi Forbes and Colin Peacock through the morning, then returning to Pukeahu for further coverage of events there between 11am and midday.

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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Available Audio (15)

6:00 Live broadcast from Pukeahu National War memorial

7:10 Maartje Abbenhuis

Maartje Abbenhuis, associate professor in modern European history at The University of Auckland.

Maartje Abbenhuis is an Associate Professor in Modern European History at The University of Auckland. She is meeting with historians from all over the world - including New Zealand - who have gathered in Wellington for 'Myriad Faces' - a special conference at Te Papa which looks back at the legacy of 1917.

7:30 Tony Masters

Commander Tony Masters, RNZN, is leading the contingent to France and Belgium for Anzac Day commemorations.

Poppy

Photo: SUPPLIED / NZDF

7:40 Dr Catriona Pennell

Dr Catriona Pennell from Exeter University in the UK.

Dr Catriona Pennell from Exeter University in the UK. Photo: supplied

Dr Catriona Pennell from Exeter University has studied the Irish experience of World War One. She is also an expert in how that war is understood by young people today.

8:10 Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Jull

NZDF Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Jull is in Gallipoli for the New Zealand National Service at Chunuk Bair.

The wreath laying ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

The wreath laying ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Photo: Radio NZ / Alexa Cook

8:20 Jean Cretney

Jean Cretney from Carterton holding the certificate recording the death of her uncle George Carswell.

Jean Cretney from Carterton holding the certificate recording the death of her uncle George Carswell. Photo: RNZ / Colin Peacock

Jean Cretney of Carterton has been trying to find out more about the Carswells who fought and died in World Wars I and II.

Sarah Henderson at Anzac Cove.

Sarah Henderson at Anzac Cove. Photo: AAP / NZ Defence Force

8:30 Roger Smith

Roger Smith

Roger Smith Photo: Gareth Watkins

Roger Smith has been researching the German tradition of war poetry and, in particular, one notorious poem published in Germany right at the beginning of WW1 in 1914 entitled "A Chant of Hate against England".

8:40 Professor Michael Neiberg

Michael Neiberg, professor of history in the at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania.

Michael Neiberg, professor of history in the at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania. Photo: supplied

Professor Michael Neiberg is from the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania, where he teaches military history to US army officers.

 

 

New Zealand and Australian soldiers landing at Anzac Cove

New Zealand and Australian soldiers landing at Anzac Cove Photo: New Zealand and Australian soliders landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915. New Zealand Free Lance: Photographic prints and negatives. Ref: PAColl-5936-18. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

9:10 Rahui Papa

Rahui Papa - Pamārire leader

Rahui Papa - Pamārire leader Photo: Supplied

Historian for the Kiingitanga, Rahui Papa, explains how Waikato and Maniapoto commemorate war. Rather than go to war in WW1, Waikato Maori were arrested and imprisoned for resisting conscription.

9:20 Peter Stanley

Peter Stanley, research professor at the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society.

Peter Stanley, research professor at the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society. Photo: supplied

Peter Stanley is a Professor at the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society. Peter has published more than 30 books, mainly in the field of Australian military-social history, though he has also published in British imperial military history. He has recently focused on the Great War. Peter's major current project is 'Terriers in India', a book - the very first - on the experience of the 50,000 British Territorial soldiers who served in India during the Great War.

 

Soldiers pay their respects at the Auckland War Museum.

Soldiers pay their respects at the Auckland War Museum. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

 

10:10 Dr Monty Soutar

Dr Monty Soutar.

Dr Monty Soutar. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Dr Monty Soutar discusses his most recent research project dedicated to the Māori men who fought and died for their country.

10:20 Kingi Taurua

Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua speaks of his experience of landing in the Vietnam bush in 1965 as a 23-year-old gunner with 161 Battalion.

10:30 Ron Mark

Former New Zealand army officer and politician Ron Mark discusses the fate of the 33 New Zealand servicemen who died fighting or serving in the Malayan, Korean and Vietnam wars.

10:45 Branigan Kā

Branigan Kā is a Māori musician and a radio host for Te Upoko o te Ika in Wellington. He shares his stories and sings a waiata to conclude the studio-based segment of the programme.

10:58 Pukeahu National War Memorial

We return to Pukeahu National War Memorial and Philippa Tolley provides commentary of the 11am service there.

We would like to thank Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for the historic audio used in today's programme. Kia ora!

Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.

Nga Taonga Sound and Vision. Photo: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.