Story: Women and men

Soldiering again (1st of 2)

Soldiering again

Recruiting for the Second World War began as soon as New Zealand declared war on Germany. The response was strong, maintaining what had become a Kiwi male tradition of enthusiastic engagement in wars overseas. Shown here is one of the first recruitment posters, used from 1940.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-WAR-WII-1940-01

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Women and men - War and suburbia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Aug 2017