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.

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Year 1941

Reference number 12120

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Interviews (Sound recordings)
Sound recordings

Duration 00:02:37

Date 08 May 1941

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