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Making camouflage nets (2nd of 2)

Making camouflage nets

During the Second World War, Girl Guides assisted the war effort by making more than 3,000 camouflage nets for the New Zealand Army. They also gave donations to New Zealand and British forces, and to civilians. For example, in 1940 clothing, blankets and other gifts were sent to Finland following its  invasion by the Soviet Union. Guides also knitted socks, pullovers, balaclavas and scarves for merchant navy seamen.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War Effort Collection
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Helen Dollery, 'Youth organisations - Youth groups over time', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Helen Dollery, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 Jan 2019