Report from Korea

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Part 1:
Commentary from Ian Watkins and audio of an air strike against "the enemy". He talks to two unidentified New Zealand soldiers who describe the location as "Little Gibraltar", beyond the 38th parallel. They describe the guns from the 16th New Zealand Field Regiment that will support the aircraft strike.

There is an interview with an unidentified New Zealand soldier at a light machine gun post. He describes the surrounding area, and 25-pound gun fire is heard. Two planes fly overhead and 'ack-ack' is fired at them.

Part 2:
Interview with Bob Sendall [name spelt as heard] about Christmas dinners on service in the Solomon Islands, Italy, and Korea.

This is followed by a recording about mail exchange at the Korean border, with reference to New Zealand's only Prisoner of War, Gunner Garland of Cambridge. He describes the trip to the border, and the neutral zone. He describes the meeting building where talks are held, and refers to the "American side" and "the UN side". He describes a Communist delegation arriving, with North Korean and Chinese officers present. A short meeting is held, a note passed, and both parties leave.

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Year 1953

Reference number 32578

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre War radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
SENDALL, Bob, Interviewee
Watkins, Ian, Interviewer

Duration 00:20:45

Date 22 Jan 1953

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