10 May 2015

War Report - 10 May 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 10 May 2015

An unidentified veteran remembers the first weeks on Gallipoli, avoiding Turkish fire and taking two days to dig a two-foot trench. Newspaper stories tell of casualties (but many fewer than the actual death toll) and a sample obituary indicates the loss to the country each time a soldier was killed.

Music extracts:

Artist: Courtland and Jeffries
Song: Oh, Oh, It’s Lovely War
Composer: Long/Scott
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: Goentertainment 557331