Story: Costello, Desmond Patrick

Costello discusses service in North Africa

Hear Desmond Patrick Costello discussing the linguistic and historical knowledge absorbed by New Zealand servicemen in North Africa. He discusses the archaeological sites of Cyrene and gives examples of Arabic phrases in common military use. (4 min 13 sec)

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Ian McGibbon. 'Costello, Desmond Patrick', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 October 2021)