22 Feb 2015

War Report - 22 February 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 22 February 2015

Report from the Clutha Leader in which Chaplain Major Grant (who would be killed at Gallipoli) describes the bad liquor being sold to New Zealand troops in Egypt. Three examples of New Zealand versions of popular war time songs sung by Les Cleveland. Nurse Ida Willis describes setting up hospitals in Egypt and a London correspondent tells his New Zealand readers that the New Zealanders are likely to soon be fighting with the Second Army in France. A Whangarei picture theatre advertises pictures of the navy in action and of New Zealand troops in London in the Lord Mayor's Show.

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

Artist: Les Clevelend
Song: Who'll Come a Fighting the Kaiser with Me
Composer: Trad
Album: Radio New Zealand

Artist: Les Cleveland
Song: We Are Bill Massey's Army
Composer: Westcott
Album: Radio New Zealand

Artist: Les Cleveland
Song: Boys of the old Brigade
Composer: McGuigan
Album: Radio New Zealand