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With the Boys Overseas: radio listening during World War II and New Zealand’s first broadcast war correspondents
Kia ora

In this talk, sound historian Sarah Johnston discusses the role of our first radio war correspondents, who travelled with the New Zealand forces in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy and in the Pacific as mobile broadcasting units.

Sarah will talk about details she has uncovered in her research, including the way demand from listeners back home shaped the work of the broadcasting units.

Her talk will include archived radio recordings from the era, courtesy of RNZ and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

We look forward to hosting you.

May 4, 2022 12:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington

Image: Broadcaster E.V. Spencer (left) recording radio messages from New Zealand troops in the Pacific, 1943. (Image courtesy of the Spencer family.)
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