Story: Veterans’ assistance

'Civvy Street' – rehabilitated veterans, 1952

This clip from a 1952 newsreel shows one of the more remarkable examples of post-Second World War veterans' rehabilitation. The eight Tapper brothers used their rehabilitation finance to set up a construction business together.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 2. National Film Unit, 1952.

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Mark Derby, 'Veterans’ assistance - Economic rehabilitation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/31968/civvy-street-rehabilitated-veterans-1952 (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012