Story: Brass and pipe bands

2NZEF Base Band in Jerusalem, early 1940s

2NZEF Base Band in Jerusalem, early 1940s

The band from the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) base plays in Jerusalem, Palestine, probably in 1941. In the Second World War each brigade had its own military band and a number of units also had pipe bands. Some smaller units also established their own brass bands. This band was set up at the 2NZEF base at Maadi, near Cairo, Egypt.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: DA-01920-F

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Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Military bands, 1900 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014