U Series. New Zealand Engineers in Greece

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Tono kōrero mai

The Officer in Charge of the New Zealand Engineers in Greece describes, from his hospital bed, some of the work undertaken by the New Zealand Sappers during the retreat from the Thermopylae position.

(He is unidentified, probably due to wartime censorship restrictions.)

Later the Sappers prepared the Corinth Canal for demolition while under heavy enemy aerial attacks. When the wires used to detonate the charges were broken a soldier crawled out, fired the charge, and was blown up with the bridge.

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Year 1941

Reference number 12381

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection

Duration 00:02:48

Date 09 May 1941

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