Story: The New Zealanders

‘The spirit of the troops is excellent’

‘The spirit of the troops is excellent’

In meeting their counterparts from other countries New Zealand soldiers developed a sense of themselves. Their ‘NZ’ badges (which gave them the nickname ‘Enzedders’), their lemon-squeezer hats and their propensity for enjoying alcohol were some of the characteristics seen by this cartoonist, H. P. Watson, who was a fellow soldier.

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Reference: The Kia-Ora Cooee, March 1918.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Empire’s loyal sons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/1966/the-spirit-of-the-troops-is-excellent (accessed 29 May 2020)

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