Story: Ngā pakanga ki tāwāhi – Māori and overseas wars
‘We’ll fight right to the end. For God! For King! And for Country! Ake, ake, kia kaha e!’ This rousing marching song written for the 28th (Māori) Battalion was hugely popular during the Second World War. Māori who served overseas in wartime have often been known as fierce and determined fighters – a force to be reckoned with.