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Welcome to the official 28th Māori Battalion website

This site is dedicated to the men who served with New Zealand’s 28th (Māori) Battalion during the Second World War, and to their whānau and friends. Between 1941 and 1945 the Māori Battalion forged an outstanding reputation on the battlefields of Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy. This is a fascinating story of spirit and adventure, courage and camaraderie, victory and tragedy. Read more

Interactive Map

Use our interactive map to follow the Battalion’s war trail from its departure from New Zealand in 1940 to its return in 1946

Photos / Video / Audio

View, watch and listen to the stories of the 28th, including precious films and waiata recorded during the war years, and oral history interviews with the men who were there

The Soldiers of the 28th

Discover more about the 3600 men of the 28th through our fully searchable Battalion roll
Te Kawanatanga o Aotearoa