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Special complimentary travel pass issued to the crew of the Achilles by the citizens of Wellington in recognition of their involvement in the Battle of the River Plate.
Special travel pass issued to the crew of the Achilles on their return to Auckland.
HMS Achilles' ship's badge
Y-turret from HMS Achilles mounted on display at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.
Chrome-plated cigarette case engraved on the lid with 'A. D. K. [Kennedy] HMS ACHILLES 1940'.
Cartoon produced by E.F. Hiscocks in 1904 depicting the perceived 'brown' threat of Japanese imperialism to Australia and New Zealand.
This web feature was written by Ian McGibbon and produced by the NZHistory.net.nz team.  Related booklet The text and some of the images from this web feature have been made into a booklet for the naval museum in Montevideo.
Poster from the 1956 film The Battle of the River Plate in which HMS Achilles played herself.
The Royal New Zealand Navy memorial at Devonport, Auckland. The memorial lists the names of 352 officers and men of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve and Royal New Zealand Naval Vounteer Reserve who died in all parts of the world during the Second World War and who have no known grave. Most were lost or buried at sea, although the memorial also honours some who died in Japanese captivity.
Seaman Boy Arthur Hunt (right) with Achilles shipmate Robert Batt pictured on their return to New Zealand, February 1940.
Edward S. Annison, The "Achilles" opening the attack on the "Graf Spee", 1939. This artwork is part of the National Collection of War Art held at Archives New Zealand.
Frank Norton, HMS "Achilles" in the Battle of the River Plate, 1940. This artwork is part of the National Collection of War Art held at Archives New Zealand.
Flip book showing battle diagrams from the Battle of the River Plate
Map showing the movements of ships during the Battle of the River Plate
Coffins from the Graf Spee being unloaded at Montevideo Harbour prior to burial.
Albert Martin and crewmates pictured with the Mayor of Hamilton, February 1940.
Seaman Boy Albert Martin pictured following the Battle of the River Plate, December 1939.
Recruits from the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy washing clothes on the training ship HMS Philomel, circa 1938-1939.
BBC report of Battle of the River Plate from 14 December 1939, the day after the battle
A 150mm gun recovered from the German battleship Graf Spee

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