U-series. Talk by a Middle East nursing sister. Part 7 of 12

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Part of a series of recordings for radio broadcasts on Christmas Day 1940 in New Zealand: Christmas Greetings from New Zealanders in the Middle East.

Mobile Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] introduces a nursing sister who left New Zealand about a year ago. (She is not named but must have been one of the New Zealand nurses who left with the First Echelon in January 1940)

She describes the winter weather and conditions in Egypt and sends Christmas greetings from the Army Nursing Service to New Zealand friends and family and all patients in hospital. She explains the nurses in Egypt have had opportunities to visit famous places and some attended a function held at the residence of the late Lord Kitchener when he was Sirdah of Egypt. She describes the Egyptian (Coptic) Christmas and the season of Ramadan, and ends with greetings to their Matron-in-Chief. She assures listeners all New Zealand men in their care on Christmas Day will receive a full Christmas stocking."

This item is part of a collection of recordings made by the Mobile Broadcasting Units, which travelled overseas with New Zealand forces between 1940-1945. They recorded New Zealanders' experiences of war and messages to their families and friends, which were sent back home to be played on a weekly radio programme.

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Year 1940

Reference number 10966

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit, Broadcaster

Duration 00:03:46

Date 03 Dec 1940

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