Stories to be available at libraries
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.