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.
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.