31 Aug 2014

War Report - 31 August

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 31 August 2014

Leonard Leary describes attitudes of locals in German Samoa. Sidney Jones describes living conditions for troops. HS Hyde describes the radio station.

The story of New Zealand's second war casualty 19-year-old Gunner Ludolph West of Palmerston North on 25 August 1914 who died of pneumonia at the Awapuni racecourse camp.

Extracts from contemporary newspapers.

Music extracts:

Artist: Robert Howe
Song: Soldiers of the King
Composer: Leslie Stuart
Album: Oh, It's a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309

Artist: Arthur Boyton
Song: Are We Down Hearted?
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: CD Geoentertainment 41 486286