21 Dec 2014

War Report - 21 December 2014

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:23 pm on 21 December 2014

Peter Buck tells of joining the Maori contingent as medical officer and Doctor Agnes Bennett describes the pleasant journey for the nurses from New Zealand to the war zone. Reports from NZ Truth of canteens ripping off the troops and from the Ashburton Guardian of a decline in Christmas holiday rail traffic.

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: The Peerless Quartet
Song: I May Be Gone For a Long Long Time
Composer: n/s
Album: Songs of World One
Label: Geoentertainment 557331 1900s