MAJOR PEART & THE INVASION OF CRETE
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Major Peart is interviewed on the day he was evacuated from Crete by
Doug Laurenson, NZBU Commentator, about the opening of the German
invasion of Crete.
The first air blitz proceeding the enemies landing lasted an hour or so.
It suddenly stopped and was followed by the arrival of paratroop
carrying aeroplanes. The German paratroops were shot in their hundreds,
some before hitting the ground.
Major Peart goes on to describe the colour coding used for the
parachutes used to signify the leader of a section, ammunition,
weapons, stores etc.
He also said that if Paratroops are dropped anywhere near our armed
ground forces there is no possibility of the enemy paratroops operation
Reference number 12550
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Ngā Taonga Korero Collection
PEART, Joseph Norris
Date 31 May 1941
World War, 1939-1945