14 Dec 2014

War Report - 14 December 2014

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 14 December 2014

Extract from a soldier's letter home to his family in Blenheim; Marjorie Lees, then a schoolgirl, tells of falling in love with a soldier who was later killed and explains how little young people knew about the war; Extract from a speech to the Maori contingent by Minster of Defence Allen.

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: Violet Lorraine and George Robey
Song: If You Were the Only Girl in the World
Composer: n/s
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: Goentertainment 557331 1900s.