70 years ago this month
The Battalion carried out its final operation of the North African Campaign. A and D Companies suffered a number of casualties and fatalities in this operation. Fighting ended with Axis troops surrendering on May 13. Read the war diary for May 1943 here
Battalion swimming team, 1943
Members of the Māori Battalion at the New Zealand Division swimming champs at Maadi, Egypt, 5 September 1943.
Alexander Turnbull Library
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.