14 episodes

New Zealanders in the Italian Campaign

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    • 4.1 • 8 Ratings

New Zealanders in the Italian Campaign

    Episode 11 – The Engineers

    Episode 11 – The Engineers

    Episode Eleven: In this episode we hear stories from Engineers of the  New Zealand Army who served in Italy. The Engineers performed a myriad of important tasks that kept the Army moving forward, from building bridges over rivers and canals were previous bridges had been blown by the retreating Germans; to mine laying and mine clearing; to [...]

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    Courage And Valour Extra – Kay de Lautour

    Courage And Valour Extra – Kay de Lautour

    In this Courage And Valour “Extra” episode Dave Homewood has a brief chat with artist Kay de Latour, who is the daughter of Italian Campaign veteran Eric de Latour. She lives very near to Cassino in Italy where her father fought, and she’s very involved with keeping the memory of the war veterans there [...]

    • 21 min
    Episode 10 – Life In The Poor Bloody Infantry

    Episode 10 – Life In The Poor Bloody Infantry

    In this episode of Courage And Valour, the veterans of the New Zealand Infantry Battalions talk frankly about the life of an infantry soldier in the front lines, and behind the lines, in WWII, both in Egypt and in Italy. This is a collection of memories, reminiscences and anecdotes from those men who were there [...]

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    Episode 9 – Trieste and War’s End

    Episode 9 – Trieste and War’s End

    This episode covers the New Zealand Infantrymen of the 2nd NZ Division who had been sitting for months at the Senio River. We follow their story as they break out north in the spring offensive, rolling north up through the top of Italy all the way to Trieste, where the war ended. But the kiwis [...]

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 8 – The Adriatic

    Episode 8 – The Adriatic

    Following the victory in taking the vital city of Florence from the Germans, the New Zealand Division rested and re-equipped at Impoli for a short period. They also took on reinforcements here. Then when ready again for action the Div moved back east across the Appenines to rejoin the fight. Now they were formed into [...]

    • 55 min
    Wounded at El Alamein

    Wounded at El Alamein

    In this Courage And Valour “Extra” we hear the vivid memories of 24 Battalion soldier Pat Green recalling not only his first battle but his first wound in battle too, in the first battle of El Alamein in September 1942. This story is pieced together from several memories that came out over several recordings, but show [...]

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

z-dawg16 ,

Breathtaking honesty and heartbreaking experiences

At the time of writing this I'm 28, older than most - if not all - of the men interviewed were during their wartime service. I don't think I could've lived through and accomplished what they did. Dave Homewood's work in compiling this series is to be commended as already some of them have died. Their stories need to be recorded for future generations to learn from and enjoy. Thanks Dave for your efforts and please do give this series a listen.

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Cookie bomb ,

Amazing

This is truly amazing! Leaves me speechless. (just one down pint could you push the sound of the old boys up just a tad but more?)

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