Story: First World War

Ship-board drill, 1917

Ship-board drill, 1917

Members of the 23rd Reinforcements practise the use of bayonets on board HMNZT Ruapehu in 1917.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, G. K. Neill Collection (PAColl-1747)
Reference: 1/4-061223-F
Photograph by Gordon Kirkpatrick Neill

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Initial response', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 October 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012