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The World War II Collection

The World War II Collection

More than 140,000 New Zealanders served in World War ll; over 11,000 of them lost their lives. The war was near as well as far. The Pacific was a major part of the battle, and American soldiers were stationed in New Zealand from 1942. Published on 15 August 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, The World War ll Collection serves as an on-screen remembrance. Archivist Clive Sowry writes here about some unsung names: the Kiwi cameramen who captured the war on film.

Weekly Review No. 249 - New Zealand and World War II

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)

War Years

Film, 1983 (Full Length)

Our Day to Remember

Television, 2005 (Full Length)

Series

The Years Back

Television, 1973

Weekly Review No. 195 - New Zealand Celebrates VE Day

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Series

Memories of Service

Web, 2015–2017

Tama Tū

Short Film, 2004 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 208 - VJ Day Celebrations

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Lost in Libya

Television, 2009 (Excerpts)

Monte Cassino - 60 Years On

Television, 2004 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 140 - Easter Action on Bougainville

Short Film, 1944 (Full Length)

Nancy Wake: The White Mouse

Television, 2014 (Excerpts)

New Zealand Munitions

Short Film, 1941 (Full Length)

Loose Enz - Coming and Going

Television, 1982 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 200 - Flying Out from Germany

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Film, 1983 (Excerpts)

New Zealand is Ready

Short Film, 1941 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 204 - Civic Reception to Prime Minister Peter Fraser

Short Film, 1945 (Excerpts)

Our People Our Century - Families at War

Television, 2000 (Excerpts)

Over Here

Television, 1992 (Full Length)

Nola - Our Own New Zealand Girl

Television, 1985 (Full Length)

The Black Legacy

Television, 2014 (Full Length)

The Champion - Yankee Soldier

Television, 1989 (Full Length Episode)

Kiwis at War - Nancy Wake (Episode Two)

Television, 2006 (Full Length Episode)

Turangaarere: The John Pohe Story

Television, 2008 (Excerpts)

Weekly Review No. 169 - New Zealand Soldiers and Polish Children

Short Film, 1944 (Full Length)

Behind Our Planes

Short Film, 1942 (Full Length)

A Soldier's Tale

Film, 1988 (Excerpts)

Sedition

Film, 2005 (Full Length)

Il Magiorre - My Father's War in Italy

Television, 2000 (Excerpts)

This is Your Life - Johnny Checketts

Television, 1990 (Full Length Episode)

This is Your Life - Nola Luxford

Television, 1985 (Full Length Episode)

Weekly Review No 138 - Women Truck Drivers

Short Film, 1944 (Full Length)

The Eventful Years

Short Film, 1958 (Full Length)

Return from Crete

Short Film, 1941 (Full Length)

Weekly Review No. 183

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

War Stories

Film, 1995 (Trailer)

Weekly Review No. 206 - Danger in Trieste

Short Film, 1945 (Full Length)

Pictorial Parade No. 36

Short Film, 1955 (Full Length)

Fade Away

Che Fu, Music Video, 2002

Pictorial Parade No. 129 - Twenty One Years

Short Film, 1962 (Full Length)

The Last Tattoo

Film, 1994 (Excerpts)

Weekly Review No. 258 - Civvy Street

Short Film, 1946 (Full Length)