Kōrero: Telecommunications

Military phone (2 o 3)

Military phone

New Zealand soldiers in a frontline trench at Gallipoli linked by telephone to staff headquarters in 1915. The contact was unreliable and enemy shellfire could easily disrupt or destroy the makeshift network.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gill Denniston Collection
Reference: PA1-o-863-10-4

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Post and Telegraph, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22013/military-phone (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010