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Weekly Review No. 249 - New Zealand and World War II Short Film (Full Length) – 1946 News/Current Affairs Documentary War

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

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On the occasion of London's Victory Parade (8 June 1946), the National Film Unit issued a special edition Weekly Review. This narrated reel culls from the NFU series to present a patriotic potted history of the war as it “affected New Zealand.” It traces the progress of NZ forces overseas, but ‘total mobilisation’ also means the home front and the women who “helped keep the country going”. With war over: “A starving world looks to us for more meat and more butter. Now our factories can make household utensils instead of grenades ...”

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A starving world looks to us for more meat and more butter. Now our factories can make household utensils instead of grenades ...
– From the narration