U Series. New Zealand Engineers in Greece
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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.
Reference number 12381
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Date 09 May 1941