70 years ago this month
To ready for the approaching Winter Campaign the Battalion completed a 100-mile march from Maadi to Alexandria in six days. They also suffered casualties during night manoeuvres. Read the war diary for August 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.