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Memories of Service 2 - Maurice Gasson Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

Memories of Service 2 - Maurice Gasson

Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

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It’s sometimes called the forgotten war, but Korea lives bright in the mind of Maurice Gasson.  Volunteering at 21, Gasson found himself on the freezing battlefields of Korea as part of an artillery battery. Poorly equipped, the Kiwi soldiers swapped bottles of whisky with their American counterparts for sleeping bags and blankets. Conditions improved, but the fighting intensified. Gasson took part in the three-day Battle of Kapyong, a key episode of the conflict. His stories are chilling and some of his experiences are reflected through his poetry.

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David Blyth

Director, Interviewer

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Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

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Jed Town

Composer

So we were told that under no circumstances, whatever happened, we did not retreat any further regardless of casualties.
– Maurice Gasson