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May 18, 2020 @ 9:10 pm

Episode 60 - World War 2 (Part 3 of 3)

In the third and final of our world war 2 specials, we have a lot to get through. We discuss the roles of women, Indigenous People and umpires was during the war. we discuss some of the players who gave their lives as well as the way clubs keep their memories alive. And to finish off we have 2 interviews with players who played in the league and also went to serve. The late Jack Jones of Essendon, and Geelong's oldest living player Alex Mathieson.

 

The Kick to Kick Podcast aims to go through each year of the VFL/AFL season and bring out the stories, highlights, winner and losers of days gone by.

If you enjoy our podcast please give us a rating or leave a comment. Also refer us to friends and let other people know about our podcast.

We use a range of resources when working on our show, to see a list of this constantly growing list click on the following link https://www.kicktokickpodcast.com/resources

 

References for the WWII episodes

Websites

https://www.afl.com.au/news/72890/hawks-to-honour-kokoda
https://www.afl.com.au/news/133659/the-carlton-hopeful-who-survived-wwii-by-clinging-to-a-football
https://www.afl.com.au/news/196778/frank-checker-hughes-a-war-hero-and-giant-of-two-clubs
https://www.athletesvoice.com.au/luke-hodge-kokoda-trip-that-changed-hawthorn/
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189782484
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/189782462
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/the-changi-brownlow/2987552
https://www.tigerlandarchive.org/tiki-index.php?page=Bill+Cosgrove
Books

Harder than football : league players at war / Barbara Cullen, 2015
The Changi Brownlow / Roland Perry, 2010
Jack Dyer's the greatest : the most sensational players of the century / by Brian Hansen with Jack Dyer, 1996, page 499-502
Play on! : the hidden history of Women's Australian Rules Football / Brunette Lenkić & Rob Hess, Chapter 5, Charity begins at home, 2016,
Cazaly : the legend / Robert Allen, 2017, page 210
Our Game, Classic Australian Rules Stories, Jim Main, page 161-184
The Bloodbath: The 1945 VFL Grand FInal - Ian W Shaw, Chapter 4 - Playing the greater game 1939-1945
Carn - Andrew Mueller, Mueller, Andrew, 2019, Chapters 14 & 15
The hard way : the story of Hawthorn Football Club / by Harry Gordon, 1990, page 73
Episode III Music

When The War Is Over · performed by Gawurra written by Steve Prestwich
"Bless 'Em All" written by Fred Godfrey in 1917, sung By Vera Lynn 1942
They're over here [music] / words by George Mathews, music by Harry Grunden, performed by Harold Williams, 1942
Digger by Jack Lumsdaine, 1942
"Hymn to the Fallen"  John Williams 1998
Just a Brown Slouch Hat, J Albert & Son, Sydney, Sung by Jenny Howard, 1942 
Angel in disguise - Marion Mann - with Bob Crosby and his orchestra Music by Paul Mann and Stephan Weiss - Lyrics by Kim Gannon
Youre My Ideal · Fats Waller · Spencer Williams
The following insturmental pieces by Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, & Blake Neely
Arriving in Melbourne
Worthy of the medal
Medal of Honour
Leckie and Stella
Stella's Garden
Not a hero
Greek Funeral
Praying for you
Melbourne March
Breakup
Leckie Snaps
Sid Leaving
Sid & Gwen
Basilone Going Home

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May 11, 2020 @ 2:51 pm

Episode 59 - WWII (Part 2 of 3)

This is part 2 of our 3 part specials, looking at World War Two and the effect it had on the VFL. In this episode we chat with author Roland Perry, who, in 2010, wrote about Peter Chitty and the prisoners of war in Singapore. 

 

If you would like a link to this book you can find the information here The Changi Brownlow / Roland Perry, 2010

 

Episode II Music

The "Colonel Bogey March" composed in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (1881–1945)

 

The Kick to Kick Podcast aims to go through each year of the VFL/AFL season and bring out the stories, highlights, winner and losers of days gone by. 

If you enjoy our podcast please give us a rating or leave a comment. Also refer us to friends and let other people know about our podcast.

We use a range of resources when working on our show, to see a list of this constantly growing list click on the following link https://www.kicktokickpodcast.com/resources

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May 4, 2020 @ 5:11 pm

Episode 58 - World War II (Part 1 of 3)

This is part 1 of 3, in which we focus on how the VFL was effected by World War Two. We discuss the Attitude of the public and government to football being played while war raged! we go through some of the notable players that served and then we tell some anecdotes about players and the war. Finally we go through a bit of a timeline of events in the VFL relating to football not just in Melbourne but around the world.

 

The Kick to Kick Podcast aims to go through each year of the VFL/AFL season and bring out the stories, highlights, winner and losers of days gone by. 

If you enjoy our podcast please give us a rating or leave a comment. Also refer us to friends and let other people know about our podcast.

We use a range of resources when working on our show, to see a list of this constantly growing list click on the following link https://www.kicktokickpodcast.com/resources

Specific for this episode..

Audio of Don Poyner refleting on the role football played in new Guinea during World War 2, Published April 23 2014

https://www.afl.com.au/video/22151/a-veteran-s-footy-memories?videoId=22151&modal=true&type=video&publishFrom=1398286800001

The "Royal Air Force March Past", original score was completed by Walford Davies in 1918 

music

Waltzing Matilda - A.B. 'Banjo

ADAGIO IN G MINOR FOR STRINGS & ORGAN, Composed by Tomaso Albinoni, Performed by Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard, R.C.A. Records

V For Victory by Peter Dawson 1941

The "Royal Air Force March Past", original score was completed by Walford Davies in 1918

 

Thanks also to A yank on the footy! for some ideas and links as well! 

 

References

  • The spirit of ANZAC, how four football heroes helped shape a nation, Greg Hobbs, Page 12, Footy Record, Round 5, 1997
  • Knight of the air by Jim Main,page 22,  footy record round 5 2010
  • War and  peace, Jim mean, page 30 , footy record round 5, 2010
  • The bravest Digger of all, Glen McFarlane, page 17, footy record round 5, 2013
  • Stars at your service, Ian Granland, page 29, footy record round 5, 2013
  • Heroes of the skies, Jim Main, page 66, footy record, round 6, 2008
  • Gone but never forgotten, the other Coventry, Glenn McFarlane page 66, footy record round 5, 2012
  • Pilgrimage to Tobruk honours a fallen father, Ro Barassi, page 75 , footy record round 5, 2012
  • How football help win the war, Michael Roberts, page 9, footy record 19, 1995
  • Remembering, in the shadow of Anzac Day, Peter Ryan, page 51 footy record, round 5, 1999
  • Footy behind the wire, Maurice Gaul, page 9, footy record round 5 2003
  • Spirits Past, Lynda Carroll, page 69, footy record round 5, 2005
  • The Kakoda Experience, John Murray, page 74, footy record round 4, 2006
  • Heroes all, their courage was unquestioned, Jim Main & David Allen, page 67, Footy record, round 5, 2007
  • Proud Servants in tough times, Ben Collins, Page 15, footy record, round 6, 2014
  • Fallen Heroes, Maurice Gaul, page 28 Footy record round 5, 2002
  • Football and War, an unsavoury Mix, Glenn McFarlane, Page 148-153 AFl Grand FInal Record, 2012

Websites

Books

  • Harder than football : league players at war / Barbara Cullen, 2015
  • The Changi Brownlow / Roland Perry, 2010
  • Jack Dyer's the greatest : the most sensational players of the century / by Brian Hansen with Jack Dyer, 1996, page 499-502
  • Play on! : the hidden history of Women's Australian Rules Football / Brunette Lenkić & Rob Hess, Chapter 5, Charity begins at home, 2016,
  • Cazaly : the legend / Robert Allen, 2017, page 210
  • Our Game, Classic Australian Rules Stories, Jim Main, page 161-184
  • The Bloodbath: The 1945 VFL Grand FInal - Ian W Shaw, Chapter 4 - Playing the greater game 1939-1945
  • Carn - Andrew Mueller, Mueller, Andrew, 2019, Chapters 14 & 15
  • The hard way : the story of Hawthorn Football Club / by Harry Gordon, 1990, page 73

 

 

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