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Memories of Service 3 - Colin Ramsey Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

Memories of Service 3 - Colin Ramsey

Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

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Colin Ramsey was rejected on medical grounds when he volunteered for World War ll, but not long after, he was called up and soon found himself training at Papakura Military Camp. An ambulance driver in the 3rd New Zealand Division, the first part of Colin’s war was in the Pacific. The realities of the conflict hit home while serving in the Solomons. He and his comrades were sent to collect the American casualties of a Japanese bombing raid, a grizzly experience. At 93, Colin’s memory is sharp as he vividly recalls his experiences.

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David Blyth

Director, Producer, Interviewer

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Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

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Jed Town

Composer

We’d just got word that some of us were going to go overseas and a chappie from another unit further down the road, he went into the bush and shot himself, because he didn’t want to go.
– Colin Ramsey