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New Zealand Munitions Short Film – 1941 Documentary War

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New Zealand Munitions was the 26th National Film Unit effort, and the longest made in the Unit's first year. The NFU was established in August 1941 to make films illustrating New Zealand's war effort. Completed in December of that year, this is a classic propaganda piece. As World War II intensifies, New Zealanders are reassured that the country has the heavy industry required to supply its army. Factories are converted to wartime needs and munitions pour out. A suitably bellicose script informs viewers "This is our striking power: men and munitions."

Key Cast & Crew

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James Harris

Director

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Bob Pollard

Narrator

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Bert Bridgman

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In the last war, only uniforms, boots, saddlery, light personal equipment and small arms ammunition were made in New Zealand. Since those days heavy industry has developed.
- Narrator