Radio Theatre. U.S.S.R 25th anniversary programme. Parts 1-2.

Loading the player...

Tono kōrero mai

A dramatised radio programme made during World War II by the National Broadcasting Service marking the 25th anniversary of the Soviet Union

It contains commentary and patriotic music presenting New Zealand's wartime ally, the USSR in a most favourable light, and drawing comparisons between the Russian Communist Revolution with the American Revolution.

The history of the Soviet revolution is retold, using dramatic music, several Soviet anthems and patriotic songs (sung in English) and narration. V.I.Lenin is compared to British wartime leader Winston Churchill and the role of Russia in the current war against Fascism is extolled.

There are several unidentified narrators - among them is Auckland announcer Dudley Wrathall.

Favourite item:

Request information

Year 1942

Reference number 183558

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits New Zealand. National Broadcasting Service (estab. 1936, closed 1946), Producer
Wrathall, Dudley, Narrator

Duration 00:29:06

Date 08 Nov 1942