7 Jun 2015

War Report - 7 June 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:53 pm on 7 June 2015

By the end of May about 230 New Zealanders had lost their lives at Gallipoli and 40 or so men were reported missing. The armistice near the end of May had been the only opportunity to deal with the bodies in no man's land. Memories of Bill East from Havelock and Russell Weir of the Wellington Regiment who were there and at Quinn's Post in early June. An extract from a documentary Voices of Gallipoli by Maurice Shadbolt.

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