From an interview between Maiki Parkinson (Jules Vern Parkinson, 67603) and Megan Hutching.
Maiki Parkinson, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, remembers approaching the front lines at El Alamein and coming under a terrifying attack by German Stuka dive-bombers. He describes it as a 'baptism of fire'.
Jerome (Maiki or Jules) Parkinson (1924-2006), interviewed by Megan Hutching, 23 March 2004, for the Second World War oral history project - North Africa
From the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History Centre, OHInt-0798-12. All rights reserved. Permission of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage must be obtained before any re-use of this sound file.
Image: Maiki Parkinson.