Action despatch no. 3 by John Proudfoot.

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John Proudfoot, commentator with the wartime New Zealand Mobile Broadcasting Unit in Italy, sends a despatch from the Senio River area.
New Zealanders had established themselves across a wide front. The air force had laid a deadly carpet of fragmentation bombs in front of the allied troops near the Santerno River area.

The German forces withdrew from Lugo. On the main front the advance was resumed and enemy opposition was weak. The previous night saw a strong concentration of infantry and tanks at the banks of the Santerno River.

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Year 1945

Reference number 20024

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Radio field reports
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

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

Duration 00:04:24

Date 11 Apr 1945

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