U Series. New Zealand Engineers in Greece
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A talk by the Officer in Charge of the New Zealand Engineers about the work of the 'Sappers' in Greece. This talk was recorded in a hospital. (The officeris unnamed in accordance with wartime censorship restrictions.)
The work of the Engineers in Greece was mostly associated with demolition to delay the advancing German troops. Ninety-one separate charges using tons of explosive were placed from the Aliakmon River to a culvert outside a village in the Southeast corner of Greece.
The Officer then goes on to describe how the Sappers control the demolition of a bridge, waiting until the last of the rear guard crashes in, then blow it literally in the face of the enemy.
Reference number 12120
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Date 08 May 1941