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Leader of the 5th New Zealand Infantry Brigade in the North African desert campaigns of 1942 and 1943, Kippenberger was New Zealand’s most popular military commander, and perhaps its most talented.
A statue in Amberley honours military hero and local farmer Charles Upham, the only man to receive the Victoria Cross twice for courage under fire in the Second World War.
The Greek-New Zealand memorial in Wellington.
Selected audio extracts of New Zealanders involved in the Battle for Crete.
This painting by Peter McIntyre, The Blitz, Canea area defended by NZers, depicts an attack by the Luftwaffe (German air force) on the town of Canea in Crete, May 1941.
Dunedin-born Alfred Hulme (1911-1982), who won a Victoria Cross on Crete for a series of heroic acts.
New Zealand troops met Prime Minister Peter Fraser and Major-General Bernard Freyberg at Maadi Camp in Egypt following their evacuation from Crete, 1941.
Film clip in which New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser honours the men of the 2nd New Zealand Division who took part in the Crete campaign, May-June 1941.
Film clip in which Lieutenant W. H. Ryan, 18th Battalion, describes his platoon's role in escorting King George II of Greece over the mountains to the south coast of Crete following the German invasion, 20 May 1941.
German paratroops move cautiously over an embankment during the Battle for Crete, May 1941.
Map showing the location of Allied forces on Crete, 20 May 1941.
The barge from Crete painted by Peter McIntyre, New Zealand’s official war artist, in July 1941.
Map showing British naval operations around Crete, 20 May - 1 June 1941
Lieutenant-General Edward Puttick pictured near Venafro in Italy, c. May 1944.
General Julius Ringel presents an award to a young German mountain trooper following the Battle for Crete.
New Zealand soldiers advance across exposed ground during a failed counter-attack against German positions near Maleme airfield
Damaged German gliders and Ju 52 transport aircraft litter the airfield at Maleme.
Map showing the position of New Zealand forces around Galatas, Crete on 20 May 1941.
Map showing the position of New Zealand forces around Canea, Crete on 20 May 1941.
Map showing the position of New Zealand forces around Maleme, Crete on 20 May 1941.