7 Sep 2014

War Report - 7 September

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 7 September 2014

Ena Ryan describes the rush of young men to recruit and the young girls knitting for the troops, a man recalls joining up but being sent home as underage but rejoining the Main Body, Tom Seddon MP describes the debates in the House and Hansard recording donations, Leonard Leary describes attitudes of locals in German Samoa. Sidney Johnson describes living conditions for troops. HS Hyde describes the radio station.

Extracts from contemporary newspapers, including Elsie Morton's article about women and the war.

Music extracts:

Artist: Frederick Wheeler
Song: Here We Go Again
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: CD Geoentertainment 41 486286

Artist: John McCormack/Arthur Boyton
Song: Keep The Home Fires Burning
Composer: n/s
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: CD Geoentertainment 41 486286.