Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
— Read on

H/t to Sarah Johnston

A series of recordings made by the New Zealand Broadcasting Unit, in which Frank Jopling [Military service number 1314], a young soldier serving with the Long Range Desert Group, reads entries from a diary he kept during a patrol into the desert interior of Libya in December 1940 and January 1941. [This was the Fezzan operation which aimed to raid Italian positions at the town of Murzuk.] Frank himself reads some excerpts, which commence on 26 December 1940. New Zealand Broadcasting Unit commentator Doug Laurenson also introduces and summarises some of the diary entries. [At the time of recording, military censorship prevented Jopling’s surname being mentioned.]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s