17 May 2015

War Report - 17 May 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 17 May 2015

Extracts from the diary of Corporal Christopher Musgrave on the work of New Zealanders at Gallipoli and newspaper reports from 10 May 1915 about New Zealand bayonet charges at Gallipoli and fundraising efforts at home. The first appearance in the newspapers of the actual casualty figures.

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: Henry Burr
Song: I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now
Composer: Hough
Album: Songs of World War 1
Label: Goentertainment 557331