70 years ago this month
The Battalion are at Montaquila as counter-attack reserve for 2 Paratroop Brigade, then relief for 24 Battalion atop Colle Belvedere. By months end they had moved up the Rapido valley to Sora. Read the war diary for May 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.