5 Oct 2014

War Report - 5 October

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 5 October 2014

Colin Franklin-Browne describes the wild enthusiasm in the streets as troops paraded. The story of schoolboy Teddy Reynolds of Taita wanting to go to war with his father. Tom Seddon MP recalls the flood of donations to the war effort. An unnamed man recalls signing up in 1914 but eventually being sent home because he was too young. He quickly joined up again and left with the Main Body in October 1914.

Music extracts:

Artist: John McCormack
Song: There’s a Long Long Trail A Winding
Composer: King/Elliott
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309

Artist: 1st Life Guards Band
Song: Colonel Bogey March
Composer: Leslie Stuart
Album: Oh, It’s a Lovely War Vol 2
Label: CD41 486309