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70 years ago this month

Reconnaissance and patrols are undertaken to ready for the Battalion's attack on the Cassino railway station. The attack saw the unit suffer over 100 casualties in less than 24 hours, the heaviest of any of the New Zealand units. Read the war diary for February 1944 here

Battalion swimming team, 1943

Members of the Māori Battalion at the New Zealand Division swimming champs at Maadi, Egypt, 5 September 1943.

Standing, left to right: George Marsden, J. Ratema, Tu Rautahi, Ricko [Rongomai?] Haimona, Buck Mikaire [Jack Mikaere?], Ron Chase, Rangi Logan, D Aratema, Sindu Morrison, Bill Whareaitu.

Front, left to right: Reuben Pene, Padre Wi Huata, Sonny Sewell.

 

Reference:

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DA-08634-F
Photographer: George Bull
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Additional information from April 1986 The Battalion Remembers booklet.

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