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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.

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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is James Puhanui Morrison