Sto­ries to be avail­able at li­braries

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Frank Jones of Wainuiomata, who sailed in HMS Belfast on the Sea Road to Mur­mansk and took part in the Nor­mandy land­ings.

Mayor Ray Wal­lace de­scribed the DVDs as a won­der­ful his­tor­i­cal record.

‘‘Our vet­er­ans have left a huge legacy for us. It is es­sen­tial that these sto­ries are recorded.

‘‘Th­ese wars are a sig­nif­i­cant part of our her­itage – a truly hor­ri­fy­ing part, that is – but how­ever dif­fi­cult, im­por­tant to re­mem­ber, to un­der­stand, and I hope to never re­peat.’’

Ter­ris said one of his in­ten­tions was to ‘‘ help keep the mem­o­ries of these he­roes alive in the minds of fu­ture gen­er­a­tions’’.

He is mak­ing the DVDs avail­able free to the city’s li­braries.

Guests at the launch of new DVDs de­pict­ing in­ter­views with Hutt-based WWII vet­er­ans in­cluded, from left, Lady Jan­ice Bolt, widow of the late Sir Richard Bolt, John Ter­ris, Frank Jones and Hutt mayor Ray Wal­lace.

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