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War Years Film (Full Length) – 1983 Documentary

War Years

Film (Full Length) – 1983 Documentary

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This 1983 film looks at New Zealand in World War II, via a compilation of footage from the National Film Unit’s Weekly Review newsreel series, which screened in NZ cinemas from 1941 to 1946. It begins with Prime Minister Savage’s “where Britain goes, we go” speech, and covers campaigns in Europe, Africa and the Pacific, and life on the home front. The propaganda film excerpts are augmented with narration and graphics giving context to the war effort. Helen Martin called it "a fascinating record of documentary filmmaking at a crucial time in the country’s history".

Key Cast & Crew

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Pat McGuire

Director

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Hugh Macdonald

Producer

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Fred Cockram

Executive Producer

I want to say how darned glad I am to be back in little old Enzed. After being right around the world I’m quite sure that it is God’s Own Country.
– From one of the newsreels