On September 23, 1941the Māori Battalion is at El Diyura near El Alamein, Egypt. While there this open air concert was conducted and broadcast to the people back home.
New Zealand National Broadcasting Service announcer Noel Palmer introduces the programme and describes the environment. Private Tiaki (Jack) Tapiri sends greetings to the people at home and introduces the songs to be sung by B Company. The first E te ope tuatahi, was written by Sir Apirana Ngata as a recruiting song for the First Māori Contingent in World War One and then Awhinatia mai matou.
This is part one of the broadcast.
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