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Memories of Service 2 - John Barry Fenton Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

Memories of Service 2 - John Barry Fenton

Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

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John Barry Fenton was just 15 when he joined the New Zealand Navy in 1949. When the Korean War broke out the next year, Fenton was part of the crew aboard the frigate HMNZS Pukaki, as it headed north for patrol duties. He describes the monotony of shipboard life in a war mostly fought on land. Returning to New Zealand, Fenton undertook further training before returning to Korea for a second tour of duty, this time aboard HMNZS Hawea. The ship mainly patrolled the area around the mouth of the Han River, to stop enemy ships entering or leaving. Fenton died on 17 April 2019.

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Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

David Blyth

Director, Interviewer

Jed Town

Composer

Time didn’t mean anything when you were on board ship. You were going and that was it.
– John Barry Fenton