Compulsory military training referendum

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Broadcast radio addresses by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Peter Fraser and the Leader of the Opposition Sid Holland, after the national referendum which voted in favour of the introduction of compulsory military training, on 03 August 1949.

Both men speak enthusiastically in favour of compulsory military training and the support the referendum vote (3 to 1 in favour) will show to Britain. Mr Holland suggests both parties could continue to cooperate in the administration of the C.M.T. scheme. He ends by echoing Michael Joseph Savage's 1939 speech: "Where Britain goes, we go, where she stands, we stand."

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Year 1949

Reference number 27270

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Holland, S. G. (Sidney George), 1893-1961, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Fraser, Peter (b.1884, d.1950), Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:21:43

Date [03 Aug 1949]

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