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Weekly Review No. 232 - Māori Battalion Returns Short Film (Full Length) – 1946 Documentary War Māori

Weekly Review No. 232 - Māori Battalion Returns

Short Film (Full Length) – 1946 Documentary War Māori

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This post war newsreel features footage of Māori Battalion solders returning from WWII onboard the ship Dominion Monarch, into Wellington Harbour. The soldiers are greeted with a huge pōwhiri and ensuing hākari at Aotea Quay where the kaimoana and pia flow freely. The reel then follows the regional celebrations of men returning home in Kuku and Ngaruawahia. The narrator soberly recalls the casualty rate of the Māori Battalion (five men in seven). This footage features in the documentary, Maori Battalion - March to Victory.

Key Cast & Crew

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Russell Reid

Director

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Rex Walden

Narrator