Action despatch no. 4 by John Proudfoot.

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John Proudfoot, correspondent with the wartime New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit in Italy, sends a despatch from the Santerno River area.

[He greets the BBC at the start of his report, so it was possibly also for broadcast by them. Artillery fire can be heard in the background of the voice report. ]

The enemy line at the Santerno River had been breached and the crossing of the canal did not go unopposed.
A strong attack by the Māori Battalion allowed the extension of the bridge-head to be pressed forward.
That afternoon a strong force was established across the Santerno and the allied forces were strongly supported by fighter and bomber attacks.

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Year 1945

Reference number 20025

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio field reports
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Proudfoot, John, 1914-1998, Commentator, New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit
New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit, Broadcaster

Duration 00:03:40

Date 12 Apr 1945

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