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Memories of Service 4 - John Fallow

Web (Full Length) – 2017

“Ask your mother!” That’s what John Fallow’s father told him, when he said he’d like to join the navy at the outbreak of World War II. She relented and John embarked on his wartime career aboard minesweepers. A six month course in Australia followed and, after exemplary work, an accelerated promotion; just one of three granted by the Royal NZ Navy during the war. Clearing mines from major ports following the sinking of the RMS Niagara outside the Hauraki Gulf led to working alongside US allies in the Pacific. John had a lucky war. His ship never fired a shot in anger. 

I can’t remember how many dozen bottles of beer and how many cases of liquor were there. But as we would be operating with the Americans, liquor was often something we could give back to them for the various things they gave us.
– John Fallow

Key Cast & Crew

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Stephen Latty

Camera, Sound

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David Blyth

Director, Interviewer, Producer

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Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

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Edward Larsen

Editor

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Jed Town

Composer

Produced by

ILA Film Productions

Source

David Blyth