U-series. News from the troops No 2. Part 6 of 6
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Part 6 of 6.
Mobile Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson [Military Service no.34957] introduces a short recording of Captain Thomas, the Master of the troop ship on which they are travelling (The ship is the ""Empress of Japan"" and the Captain is John Wallace Thomas, CBE, an officer of the Canadian Pacific line.)
The Captain comments on the New Zealand men he is transporting and notes he and his crew appreciate the cooperation and support given by Colonel Shuttleworth (the New Zealand officer commanding.)
Laurenson notes it won't be long before they are into the tropics and then their next port of call."
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.
Reference number 10985
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Laurenson, Doug, Commentator
Thomas, John Wallace, 1888-1965, Speaker/Kaikōrero
New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit, Broadcaster
Date 10 Sep 1940