20 Dec 2015

War Report 67 - 20 December 2015

From New Zealand in World War I, 8:52 pm on 20 December 2015

William Meldrum talks about a no-man's-land strategy that in his view was an important reason for the success of the 'retirement'. Sgt Walter Cobb describes the departure from Gallipoli and the 'Heath Robinson- style' contraptions that kept their rifles firing so the Turks didn't know the evacuation was going on. Doug Dibley talks about the effectiveness of night-time evacuation. and an unidentified man recalls the lack of water and rations and then eating Christmas dinner in 1915 on a battleship, after the evacuation.