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One week after the fall of Monte Cassino in May 1944, New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser visited the site of the monastery
Weekly Review film showing the activities of New Zealand soldiers in Italy during the winter of 1943/44
Members of the 28 (Māori) Battalion in Italy, winter 1945
Devonport Memorial Drive commemorates men from the area who lost their lives during the Second World War
Wakatere Boating Club's starting Memorial Tower at Narrow Neck Beach, North Shore, Auckland. Early in 1960, the club commissioned a starting tower that would serve as a lasting memorial to its members who had lost their lives during the Second World War.
Memorial in the grounds of St. Jude's Church, Avondale
In the Battle of the Atlantic, one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War, 24 May 1943 was a crucial date. Thousands of New Zealanders took part in this long and bitter struggle.
Image of prominent pacifist Ormond Burton, probably taken in 1921 when he graduated with an MA from Auckland University College
The memorial to those who lost their lives when the navy minesweeper HMS Puriri was sunk at Bream Head, Whangarei on 14 May 1941.
A game of tug of war on the HMNZS Leander in the Indian Ocean.
HMNZS Kiwi's crew marching through the streets of Auckland.
Members of the 18 Battalion hitch a ride in a Sherman tank through northern Italy.
Seventeen New Zealand coastwatchers and five civilians who had been captured in the Gilbert Islands in August-September 1942 were beheaded at Betio, Tarawa.
Grave to the Burnham Camp canine mascot, Nelson.
118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by a British submarine.
Major-General Leonard F. Wing, commander of the US 43rd Infantry Division, issues a farewell statement before his division departs New Zealand in July 1944
Film showing New Zealand war brides leaving for the United States
Film footage of US forces stationed in New Zealand during the Second World War
Known to others as ‘Killer Kain’, the Hastings-born pilot's exploits flying Hurricanes for the RAF’s No. 73 Squadron in the opening year of the Second World War had made him a household name.
The New Zealand Fighter Wing scoreboard at New Georgia in the Solomon Islands, November 1943

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