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Documentary about the response of New Zealand government and citizens to the threat of Japanese invasion during World War Two. Includes archival footage from the National Film Unit. Interviews New Zealand men and women about their experiences at the time, and investigates how New Zealand prepared for such an invasion.

Speakers: Prof. David McIntyre, Canterbury University Historian; Gunner Reg Nutsford, 9th Coast Regiment; Peter Cooke, Editor of ‘Tank TV’; Ralph Wheeler, 1st Battalion Canterbury Regiment; Able Seaman Jim Turnbull, HMNZS ‘Achilles’; Flying Officer Geoff Fisken, 243 Squadron RAF; Flying Officer Peter Voss, 34 Squadron RAF; Ian Wards, Chief Historian Retired; Lieut. Peter Willis, 15th Anti - aircraft Regiment; Gunner Jean Johnston, 11th heavy Regiment; Nancy Taylor, author of the ‘The Home Front’; Phillipa Corckill, Leading Wren; Bunty Longuet, Leading Wren; Gunner Rita Jackson, 15th Anti- aircraft Regiment; Gilda Bezar, Squadron Officer; Dr Jock Philips, Chief Historian; Sgt. Anne Delamore, Signals Branch Defence HQ.

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Year 1992

Reference number F56135

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:46:33

Production company Dixon Productions

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Credits Producer: Grant Dixon
Director: Grant Dixon
Associate Producer: Perry Bailey
Camera: Mike Rathbone
Sound: Grant Lawson
Eriter: Grant Dixon
Offline Editor: David Stubbs
Online Editor: Harry Kokay
Sound Mixer: Grant Taylor
Narrator: Lloyd Scott
Historical Consultant: John Crawford