Story: Premiers and prime ministers

Visiting the troops

Peter Fraser, who became prime minister early in the Second World War, proved to be a capable and astute wartime leader. He also had a great concern for New Zealand soldiers, and visited front-line troops. In this newsreel, Fraser is addressing New Zealanders in Italy in 1944 and attending a performance staged by the legendary Kiwi Concert Party.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 153. National Film Unit, 1944

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Gavin McLean, 'Premiers and prime ministers - Party leadership', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/33195/visiting-the-troops (accessed 27 January 2020)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Dec 2016