The 28th Māori Battalion, who fought in the Second World War, drew on Māori warrior traditions and gained a reputation as a fearsome foe. This warrior image was imprinted on European imaginations. Here members of the battalion train north of Auckland in 1942, before leaving for the theatre of war overseas.
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Reference: Weekly Review 67. National Film Unit, 1942
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