George Bollinger was a young man from Taranaki who enlisted very soon after the First World War was declared. He sailed with the main body of troops and served with distinction at Gallipoli. However, he was the son of German immigrants and rumours started to surface about his alleged German sympathies. Watch this story to hear about Gallipoli in George Bollinger’s own words and find out what happened to him as a result of the rumour-mongering.
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Pharazyn Collection, PAColl-0049-1
A. E. W. Smith Collection, PAColl-0063-03, photograph by L. E. Tatton
New Zealand Free Lance Collection, PAColl-5936-18
Gill Denniston Collection, PA1-o-863-03-3, photograph by George Gordon Denniston
Powles Family Collection, PA1-o-811-23-3
Powles Family Collection, PA1-o-811-14-3
Suzanne Duncan Collection, PA1-o-1019-47-2
Powles Family Collection, PA1-o-811-21-3
Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, The Department of Internal Affairs – Te Tari Taiwhenua
BOLLINGER, GEORGE WALLACE – WWI 10/1024 – ARMY [ORIGINAL PAPER PERSONNEL FILE], AABK 18805 W5568 0135156
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