19 Apr 2015

War Report - 19 April 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 19 April 2015

Jim Warner recalls the enthusiasm for joining up in early 1915 and the lack of knowledge among young men of what was actually happening overseas. A New Zealand soldier's poem about the flies. Story of a presentation to Dunedin nurses leaving for overseas.

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: John McCormack
Song: Send Me Away with a Smile
Composer: Louis Weslyn and Alfred Piantidosi
Album: Songs of World War One
Label: Geoentertainment 557331