U Series. Noel Palmer, New Zealanders in Greece, Part 1 of 5
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Noel Palmer talks about the New Zealand troops in action against the Germans in Greece.
During the last few days New Zealand soldiers have been coming back to camp in steady streams, and they've been telling the story of their campaign in Greece.
The New Zealanders first took up prepared defensive positions north of Katerini. Cavalry armoured cars were on the North side of the Aliakmon river with the job of fighting a delaying action against the German advance.
With the German advance the three brigades were withdrawn, one to Mount Olympus, another further back, and the third was attached to Australian units.
The Germans attacked the Mount Olympus position with tanks, and after dark enemy infantry attacked a Māori and Wellington Battalion and were driven back.
Reference number 12151
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Palmer, Noel, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Date 08 May 1941