U-series. RAF crew experience being shot down. Part 2 of 2

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Part 2 of 2.

New Zealand Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] recounts the experiences of an RAF bomber crew who were hit by anti-aircraft shells over an Albanian port.
The Greek island on which they crash-landed was then bombed eight times and some civilians killed. The RAF crew were taken by boat to the mainland and made their way through several villages back to their base. He describes how they were feted in each village and were made to feel the war in this par tof the world was really worthwhile.

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 11336

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Great Britain. Royal Air Force

Duration 00:01:57

Date 04 Dec 1940

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