April 25 2012
ANZAC Day 2012
Lest We Forget
On April 25, Australia and New Zealand jointly commemorate ANZAC Day,
a day of remembrance for those who fell or served in war, and a
series of features at the Radio Heritage Foundation website
www.radioheritage.com reflects fascinating aspects of military
'Fighting Voices from Downunder' www.radioheritage.net/story197.asp
is an important review of Australian and New Zealand military radio
covering the conflicts from World War 2 through to Vietnam.
'ANZAC Day Salute' www.radioheritage.net/story105.asp features some
of the broadcasters and stations familiar to Australian and New
'Australian WWII Pacific Radio' www.radioheritage.net/story69.asp
takes a detailed look at the network of radio stations across the
western Pacific, Papua and New Guinea, Netherlands East Indies and
the Straits Settlements that broadcast entertainment and information
for Australian forces.
'This is Station WLKT Miho' www.radioheritage.net/story246.asp is a
rare recollection of broadcasting in occupied Japan from one of the
mobile radio trucks that was shipped from Australia in late 1945.
The US Armed Forces Radio stations played a major role in introducing
radio broadcasting to much of the Pacific and a large collection of
features about AFRS stations can be found at www.radioheritage.com as
AFRS broadcasts were also heard from 1ZM Auckland [NZ] and 4QR
Brisbane [Australia] during World War 2 and both Australian [WLKS
Kure] and New Zealand [AKAA Yamaguchi] were amongst the ANZAC
military stations broadcasting in occupied Japan in close
co-operation with AFRS.
On this day of reflection, the Radio Heritage Foundation thanks all
those who have contributed their personal stories, photos and audio
collections from times of conflict so that they can be remembered at
Radio Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by
public donation. It connects radio, popular culture, heritage and
history from its website www.radioheritage.com.
Unsubscribe by emailing 'NOANZAC' to firstname.lastname@example.org and
please allow at least five working days for removal.
You can also support our continuing work by donating $25 as a regular
supporter for 2012. Thanks to all those who help us.