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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.

TradeMe.co.nz - WW1 NZ PIONEER MAORI BATTALION BADGE BRASS - New Zealand

TradeMe.co.nz - WW1 NZ PIONEER MAORI BATTALION BADGE BRASS - New Zealand

28th Maori Battalion

Mango and Te Rakaherea Hakaraia, Ōtaki beach

"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

Included Private Wiremu Eureti, died Street' Crete, 27 May 1941 after charging the advancing German army

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