U-series. Anthony Eden reviews 6th Brigade NZEF. Part 2 of 4
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Part 2 of 4.
Review of the 3rd New Zealand Contingent in Egypt by Mr Anthony Eden, British Secretary of State for War. Commentary by Doug Laurenson of the New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit.
Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] describes the heat on the parade ground, 102 degrees in the shade, but no shade in sight. The band plays further rmilitary march music as the men assemble. Staff cars arrive lead by motorcyclists. Major-General Freyberg then accompanied Mr Eden onto the dias as the Union Jack was unfurled. The band plays the Salute. Mr Eden then inspects the troops, which took some time due to the large number of men present. He then addressed the troops.
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.
Reference number 11147
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Date 25 Oct 1940