29 Mar 2015

War Report - 29 March 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 29 March 2015

Stories of German atrocities were staple fare for the New Zealand Newspapers: Baby-Killing Again. Taubes Make War.

"A Taube dropped, two bombs on Estaires. Two children were killed." – By Telegraph-Press Association Copyright. (Received March 29, 10 a.m.) Paris, March 28.

"Official: A German aeroplane bombed Wilier, north-west of Hann, killing three children." – Star (Christchurch) 29 March 1915.

Extracts from a recruiting handbook issued to New Zealand recruiters and historian Laurie Barbour summarises the period spent by New Zealand troops in Egypt and analyses what was to come at Gallipoli.

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: n/s
Song: Fred Karno’s Army
Album: n/s
Label: n/a