War Correspondent - Program 5: Sergeant James Rogers VC

Accession Number S05736
Collection type Sound
Object type Radio show
Physical description sound disc (vinyl); 33 1/3 rpm; 16 inch
Maker Directorate of Public Relations
Date made 1957 (See markings on disc 2)
Access Open
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

The radio series "War Correspondent", Program 5: Sergeant James Rogers VC, produced by the Directorate of Public Relations. The story of Sgt Rogers who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Boer War in South Africa, 1899-1902. Rogers had served in South Africa with the Victorian Mounted Rifles, and gained the V.C. during subsequent service with the South African Constabulary. This recording was subdivided from S00236. This recording includes a dramatised depiction of the events leading up to Rogers' VC awarded action with actors playing parts of Australian riflemen.

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