Audio and Video Heritage

This section of the website contains audio and video heritage material housed in the ECMC Library. The information being provided is for public access and consumption/use and in MP3 format. The video content is a link to Youtube.

Rather than duplicate the heritage and history records and material from other national engineer organisations, such as the RAE, RCE, RE, USACE, etc, go to our LINKS page, access these organisations and scan/see what they have to offer. We only want to make digital copies of our ECMC library and museum holdings, materials and resources, available on our website.


We’re regularly adding to this collection. Come back soon and see what’s new.

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Atiu Harbour Project

This video was compiled from a Super 8 movie production by Corporal Ken Newton, RNZE (now Whanganui), during his time on Atiu Island from late 1973 to early 1974.


The Canadian Land Forces

Canadian Defence Forces, including the function and role of the Canadian Land Forces, a Canadian Division (organisation and functions) and the role and functions of the Canadian Engineer Group (in three parts), circa 1989.

Canadian Division HQ in Operations

Division Engineer Group, Part 1 – Organisation

Division Engineer Group, Part 2 – Defensive Operations

The Division Engineer Group, Part 3 – Offensive Operations


The Desert War in North Africa

Two New Zealand veteran soldiers, John Johnston aged 95 and Norman Leaf aged 94 years, share dramatic personal stories of their World War 2 army service in the North African deserts of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia.


East Timor

An “amateur video” produced under the guidance of WO1 Shane Vooght, RNZE, about engineer and other tasks and in the engineer camp, commencing early December 2009, in Timor L’este.



The life and achievements of LTGEN Lord Fryberg, VC and his role as the Commander of the 2nd NZ Division (2nd NZ Expeditionary Force) throughout the Second World War, narrated by LTGEN Sir Leonard Thornton, ex-Chief of the NZ Defence Force (a TV One documentary circa 1987). Includes Parts 1, 2 and 3  – Early Days; WWI; between wars; Greece, Crete and North African Campaign.


RNZE Corps Centenary

This “amateur video tape” was compiled over the period of 12 to 16 October 2002, to cover the various activities and events for the celebration of the RNZE Corps Centenary, in both Linton Camp and Palmerston North.


Manawatu People’s Radio

“Manawatu Conversations” Interview with Joe Hollander, PNDHAG, Part One Tuesday 12 May 2020

“Manawatu Conversations” Interview with Joe Hollander, PNDHAG, Part Two Tuesday 19 May 2020


Monthly Midday Military History Presentation Series Presentation Audio

Copyright on the presentations listed here is owned by the Author of the presentation. This includes all content: the audio, slides and presentation script. Permission is given for a copy to be downloaded by an individual for the purpose of research and private study only. The audio, slides or presentation script may not be reproduced elsewhere without the express permission of the Author. Please contact the Author directly if you wish to seek permission.


30 Nov (Thu – MMMHP) -“From Tripoli to Takrouna” – 80th Anniversary of 2nd NZ Division’s last campaigns in North Africa, 23 January-13 May 1943, by LTCOL (Rtd) Dr Glyn Harper, QSM


11 November (EPLP) – “The Battle for Passchendaele”, by Dr Andrew Macdonald, FRHistS, RNZRSA Official Historian

12 Oct (MMMHP) – NZ Wars month – “Te Kooti’s War, 1868-72”, by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood, ONZM, Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre, NZDC

14 Sept (MMMHP) – “The national memorialistion of New Zealand’s military heritage. Stories from a decade as Chair of the National War Memorial Advisory Council.”, by RADM (Rtd) David Ledson, ex Chief of Navy

Download presentation script

Discussion of the PowerPoint slides begins at about the 20 minute mark.

29 August (EPLP) – “To the Sangro and Orsogna – 80th Anniversary of Kiwis in action against German forces holding the Gustav Line in 1943”, by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood, ONZM

10 August (MMMHP) – “70th Anniversary of the End (Armistice) of the Korean War”, by COL (Rtd) Don Jones, ex-NZ Defence Attache to Korea (in Seoul, 2018-2022)

13 July (MMMHP) – “FORGOTTEN ON THE FRONT LINES? New Zealand’s Cruisers in the Pacific War, 1942-45”, by CDR (Rtd) Richard Jackson, RNZN

27 June – “The RNZAF Permanent Air Force) Centenary” by SQNLDR (Rtd) Jim Rankin, DSD, RNZAF

08 June (MMMHP) – “Vietnam War Presentation”, by WO1 (Rtd) Dave Hayward, RNZIR, ex Sergeant Major of the NZ Army

Download Presentation Script

26 May (NZG) – Genealogy Meeting. “Milord Goffredo” – presented by Jan Bolwell

11 May (MMMHP) – “The Battle of Manners Street (3 Apr 1943) in Wellington”, by LTCOL Dr Peter Wood, ONZM, Director of the NZ Wars Study Centre, NZDC

24 Apr (EPLP) – “Muddle, Myth and Meaning – Another Viewpoint on the Gallipoli Campaign in the First World War”, by LTCOL (Rtd) Dr Glyn Harper, QSM

13 Apr (MMMHP) – “The Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina) in 1864”, by LTCOL (Rtd) Cliff Simons, ED

9 Mar (MMMHP) The NZ Signals Corps Centenary”, by LTCOL Jared McGregor, RNZ Sigs, Former Commanding Officer of 1 CSR, Linton Camp

Download RNZSIGS Corps Speech

9th Feb (MMMHP) – A Conscripted Society – NZ in the Second World War”, by Dr David Littlewood, Massey University


View 2022 MMMHP Archive here


View 2021 MMMHP Archive here


View 2020 MMMHP Archive here



The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers



PDF of Tape Cover: BandoftheRoyalEngineers (Includes track titles and other information.)











Side One: mp3

Side Two: mp3


Chimo! The music and oral traditions of the Canadian Military Engineers



PDF of CD cover: Chimo! (Includes track titles, and other information.)








01 CME Branch Call (Musique Centrale Des Fc-Cf Central Band)

02 Wings (Musique Centrale Des Fc-Cf Central Band)

03 Reveille

04 Salute To The Engineers

05 Half Hour To Parade

06 Hurrah For The CRE

07 Sapper Patrol (RCE Band)

08 Quarter Call

09 The Sapper

10 When The Saints Go Marching In

11 Sappers – The Perfect Corps

12 Fall In

13 Ode To The Engineer

14 The Canadian Engineers

15 Men’s Meal Call

16 Gridiron Glory

17 1942

18 Defaulters

19 Sinai Lament

20 Live, Move And Work

21 Why Engineers Do Not Carry Colours

22 Jump Sappers

23 First Post

24 Air Sappers

25 Tripwires

26 Last Post

27 Old King Cole

28 The Engineer Song

29 Lights Out

30 La Priére Du Génie – The Engineer Prayer

31 Retreat

32 Wings (RCE Band)