NZ Division arrives in Athens, 1941

The New Zealand Division, including the 28th Māori Battalion, arrived in Greece in late March 1941. In Athens it received a wonderful reception from the local population, who lined the streets to cheer those who had come to defend their country. Sadly, a month later the Allied forces were forced to withdraw in disarray before the German advance.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DA-14134
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Such a high quality photo considering the age. Looking back at this 70 year old scene you can almost imagine being part of the battalion as they drove down the street. Amazing!