Story: Military and sport

US marines playing baseball, 1943

This film shows a baseball exhibition match between two US marine teams, held at Athletic Park, Wellington, in 1943. While the New Zealand public was intrigued by American sports, the dominance of rugby and cricket went unchallenged.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 77. National Film Unit, 1943

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Ian McGibbon, 'Military and sport - Military and sport overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/38714/us-marines-playing-baseball-1943 (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 5 Sep 2013