Story: Second World War

Arrival of the US Marines in New Zealand

On 14 June 1942 the United States' 1st Marine Division landed in Wellington. This film, made the following year, describes their first day ashore through the diary of a private, Bob Hatch. After landing on Aotea Quay the marines went by train to Paekākāriki, where they set up camp. The film records their first impressions.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 76. National Film Unit, 1943

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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - Japan enters the war', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 March 2018)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016