Soldier 200 mile desert walk. Part 1 of 3.

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Tono kōrero mai

The story of a young New Zealander reported 'missing believed killed', then posted 'missing believed to be a prisoner of war'. Next of kin were notified that he had been wounded and was recovering in a Free French Hospital. Only his nickname, Skin, can be given and his home of seventeen years, Taihape.

Wounded in the foot, he walked 200 miles over the desert with only fourteen pints of water between himself and his four companions and no food at all. His escape journey lasted ten days. Skin tells his own story starting the on the day they left the French post at Faya on January 27, 1941.

Part two of this recording is on record 12071.

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Year 1941

Reference number 12068

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits RNZ Collection
Moore, Ronald Joseph

Duration 00:03:52

Date 27 Jan 1941

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