Doug Laurenson talk on wartime music

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This features a talk by a member of the wartime Mobile Broadcasting Unit, Doug Laurenson. He gives a general overview of the unit's work in North Africa and makes special mention of the soldier who recorded a message home to his favourite dairy cow.
His talk is interspersed with wartime songs:
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- Wish Me Luck by Gracie Fields
- Māori Battalion
- Lili Marlene by Marlene Dietrich
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Vera Lynn
- We'll Meet Again by Vera Lynn

This recording appears to have been made to mark his retirement from broadcasting. [Exact date unknown 1964?]

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Reference number 30392

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits Laurenson, M. Douglas
Fields, Gracie, 1898-1979
Dietrich, Marlene
Lynn, Vera
New Zealand Broadcasting Service. Mobile Recording Unit

Duration 00:08:53

Subject War songs/Topical
World War, 1939-1945

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