New Zealand forces were sent to Greece from Egypt in early March 1941 as part of a British force which was designed to shore up the country against possible German attack. However, when the Germans invaded on 6 April, they quickly outflanked the British, and the New Zealanders were forced to retreat rapidly. Within three weeks they were being evacuated. Here men from the 25th Battalion, which had been recruited from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay and Wellington, relax on board ship after the evacuation.
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