New Zealand troops were part of the Allied invasion force that landed at what soon became known as Anzac Cove. About one-fifth of the New Zealanders who served on Gallipoli were killed.
On Anzac Day 1963, a six-strong New Zealand civilian surgical team arrived in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam as part of the Colombo Plan assistance programme. Their deployment marked the beginning of New Zealand’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
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