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Kiwis in Korea Short Film (Full Length) – 1951 News/Current Affairs War

Kiwis in Korea

Short Film (Full Length) – 1951 News/Current Affairs War

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The trucks of NZ Army Service Corps were a familiar sight in 1950s Korea, according to this short National Film Unit newsreel. The focus is on New Zealand’s military involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953) — the narrator also says that in just over a year NZ guns fired over 250,000 rounds. Footage highlights the contrast between city life in Tokyo, Japan, where NZ soldiers went on leave; and the ruins of war-torn Korea. There’s also footage of NZ servicemen performing a haka before a footy game.

Key Cast & Crew

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Randal Beattie

Camera

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Michael Hardwick

Editor, Director, Writer

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Bruce Weir

Narrator

[There] still has to be a Haka, no matter where the football’s played
– Narrator

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For requests to re-use this title, contact Archives New Zealand.