Story: United States and New Zealand

The Eagle Club

The Eagle Club was formed towards the end of the Second World War to allow New Zealand women to meet and share experiences with other New Zealand women who were engaged to or had married American servicemen. About 1,500 New Zealand women married Americans who came to New Zealand to train or for rest and recreation between 1942 and 1945. After the war most of these couples went to live in the United States.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 166. National Film Unit, 1944

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Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Allies, 1939–1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/32892/the-eagle-club (accessed 30 May 2020)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012