Story: Parades and protest marches

Farewelling troops

By the Second World War it was customary for troops to parade through city streets on their way to and from war, cheered on by appreciative and admiring crowds. This 1941 clip shows troops marching through Wellington before departure.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Country lads. National Film Unit, 1941

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Parades, 1890 to 1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010