U-series. News from the troops No. 3. Part 3 of 3

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Tono kōrero mai

Part 3 of 3 [Part 2 does not exist. Recorded on board the troop ship ""Empress of Japan"".]

This recording starts with an unidentified man (probably a Canadian crew member?) reading a list of instructions for those on board this troopship in event of emergency, such as fire or air attack.

Mobile Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson [Military Service no. 34957] notes that these warnings serve as a reminder that this is not a cruise ship.

Then follow greetings from some of the troops. Most of the men are largely unidentified:

A First Lieutenant from Takapuna greets May and Wendy

Ted of Hastings greets Mum and Dad

A call to Nancy and Shirley of Cuba St, Palmerston North

A greeting to Mr and Mrs Connell at Te Kuiti, Mum at Grey Lynn, Avis in Ponsonby

A Sergeant calls Audrey at 25 Kensington St, Wellington (possibly James Ambrose Barr [Military Service no. 27752])

Corporal Ted calls Mrs Elsie Pollard, Claudelands, Hamilton

Frank calling Pat and Frances

A Sergeant calling Mum and Dad, St Kilda, Dunedin"

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 10988

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Laurenson, Doug, Commentator
Barr, James Ambrose, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:03:19

Date 10 Sep 1940