8 Nov 2015

War Report 61 - 8 November 2015

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

Bert Read, who emigrated to New Zealand, recalls his English boyhood and joining up. He sing some of the songs popular during World War One. The gramophone was a popular possession during the war and records of "British troops in action" (actually studio reconstructions were released). A sample is played, revealing the "Boys Own Paper" approach to war and disregarding the casualties and carnage.

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