10 Aug 2014

War Report - August 10

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:51 pm on 10 August 2014

Fred Eustace recalls the school cadets of pre-war days and CAL Treadwell describes the pre-war Officer Cadet Training Unit at Victoria University. Ena Ryan, then a schoolgirl, recalls the men joining up during the early months of the war. Leonard Leary describes the serious intent of the young men joining up. Extracts from contemporary newspapers in Dunedin and Invercargill.

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: Ernest Pike
Song: Good-bye eeee (Baker)
Album: 'Oh, It's a Lovely War Vol 1' [CD41 486286]