Story: The New Zealanders

The blitz, Crete, 1941

The blitz, Crete, 1941

One of the people who portrayed the typical Kiwi soldier was the official war artist, Peter McIntyre. This oil painting of Canea (Khaniá) in Crete, which was defended by New Zealanders, was used as a Christmas card for the folks back home.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAAC 989 338
Oil painting by Peter McIntyre

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Kiwis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1972/the-blitz-crete-1941 (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015