U-series. Talk by Doug Laurenson on thermos bombs. Part 2 of 4
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Part 2 of 4
New Zealand Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] records a talk about thermos flask bombs - a new weapon being used by the Italians when raiding New Zealand positions towards Libya.
He describes an investigation by three New Zealand soldiers into how to defuse these lethal weapons which had not detonated on impact.
He describes how a wall of sandbags was built around the bombs and then they could be detonated by firing at them with a rifle, a safe distance form any shrapnel.
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 11398
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Date 11 Dec 1940