Story: Armed forces

Compulsory military training recruits, 1950

These 18-year-olds were called up for compulsory military training in 1950. Watch as they get their kit and enter their rather cramped quarters at the Linton army camp near Palmerston North, where they lived for the duration of their training – three-and-a-half months.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 448. National Film Unit, 1950

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Jim Rolfe, 'Armed forces - Historical overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Jim Rolfe, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020