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What on earth is Anzac day? Learn thesignificance about Anzac day in the life of Australian and New Zealander. A fantastic untold story of war and dedication of these soldiers is dictated here.

NZ plaque. The courage and endurance of those who did their duty at Gallipoli remains a vivid memory and source of identity, belonging and pride for every New Zealander and Australian. For each of us, April 25 will forever be a part of what it means to be a New Zealander, an Australian or a Turk.

NZ plaque. The courage and endurance of those who did their duty at Gallipoli remains a vivid memory and source of identity, belonging and pride for every New Zealander and Australian. For each of us, April 25 will forever be a part of what it means to be a New Zealander, an Australian or a Turk.

THE STORY OF THE MAORI BATTALION Te Mura O Te Ahi.......  by  Wira Gardiner The Story of the Maori Battalion, Te Mura O Te Ahi. A definitive history of the 28th Maori Battalion formed at the outbreak of World War Two.  Wiri Gardiner describes the Battalion's campaigns in Greece, Crete, the Western Desert and Italy. Reed Publishing Ltd.

The Story of the Maori Battalion, Te Mura O Te Ahi. A definitive history of the Maori Battalion formed at the outbreak of World War Two.

"No infantry had a more distinguished record, or saw more fighting, or, alas, had such heavy casualties, as the Maori Battalion."    --Bernard Freyberg, the General Officer Commanding of the 2NZEF

War and Conflict World War Two. pic: January British gun carriers move through a village in the western desert campaign.

600 of 3,100 New Zealanders who landed at ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, on the first day became casualties.  #ww1

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Sharing Soldiers marching with rifles; returning to Trentham camp? at Upper Hutt City Library

German prisoners captured by New Zealand troops are held at gunpoint on a road beside a Sherman tank outside Cassino, Italy, March 1944.

22 March Relieving the Gurkhas in front of the Monastery German prisoners captured by New Zealand troops are held at gunpoint on a road beside a Sherman tank. After repeated unsuccessful assaults, the Allied offensive was again called off on 22 March.

Members of the Maori Battalion performing a haka at the opening of the Tamatekapua meeting house at Ohinemutu in 1943. Photograph taken by John Pascoe.

Members of the Maori Battalion performing a haka at the opening of the Tamatekapua meeting house at Ohinemutu in Photograph taken by John Pascoe.

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Sergeant 28th Maori Battalion WW2 My tribute to the brave young men of the Maori Battalion. Ake! Ake! Kia kaha. E!  http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/

Sergeant 28th Maori Battalion WW2 My tribute to the brave young men of the Maori Battalion. Ake! Ake! Kia kaha. E! http://www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/

Love this photo. The unique spirit and character of young maori Soldiers in WWI is still reflected in our brave soldiers today.

The unique spirit and character of young maori Soldiers in WWI is still reflected in our brave soldiers today.

Maori soldiers in England, 1940 | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill watches soldiers from the Maori Battalion march past in England,

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