3 Aug 2014

War Report - August 3

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 3 August 2014

Tom Seddon MP describes the announcement of war on 5 August and reaction in the House. Ena Ryan, then a schoolgirl, recalls the events of that day. Extracts from contemporary newspapers in Nelson and Hawkes Bay.

Music extracts:

Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding (King/Elliott)
Album: 'Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2' [CD41 486309]

Artist: Robert Howe
Song: Soldiers of the King (Leslie Stuart)
Album: 'Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2' [CD41 486309]