Kōrero: Greeks – the Hellenic community

New Zealand soldiers and people of Galatas, Crete

New Zealand soldiers and people of Galatas, Crete

A lasting bond was forged between Cretans and New Zealand soldiers during the Battle for Crete in the Second World War. Men of the New Zealand Division were guests of honour at a luncheon given by the people of Galatas on 29 September 1945.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (PAColl-4161)
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Greeks – the Hellenic community - Arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/154/new-zealand-soldiers-and-people-of-galatas-crete (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015