Kōrero: Asia and New Zealand

Captured Japanese flag

Captured Japanese flag

New Zealand soldier Bob Dunlop collected this Japanese Imperial Navy flag during the fighting at Mono Island (in the Solomon Islands) in October 1943. Dunlop was in the 36th Battalion of the 3rd New Zealand Division. Units of the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Royal New Zealand Air Force also fought the Japanese in the Pacific during the Second World War.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

David Capie, 'Asia and New Zealand - War, empire and the new Commonwealth', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/36230/captured-japanese-flag (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012