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Great War Stories 2 - William Malone Television (Full Length Episode) – 2015 Documentary War

Great War Stories 2 - William Malone

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2015 Documentary War

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When Taranaki farmer and lawyer William Malone signed up to fight in World War l, he was the oldest man in the Wellington Battalion. But far from being frail, 56-year-old Colonel Malone was fit and disciplined. The Parihaka veteran became one of New Zealand's most important figures at Gallipoli. This short documentary about Kiwis in World War l uses Malone's diary entries and an interview with his great-great-great grandson to tell the remarkable story of Malone's battalion capturing Chunuk Bair, on 8 August 1915. Malone was killed that day by Allied artillery.

They are all very brave. I hope I shall have the chance to tell the people of New Zealand what grand fellows their soldier men are.
– Colonel William Malone on his soldiers