Kōrero: Second World War

New Zealand soldiers after the evacuation from Greece

New Zealand soldiers after the evacuation from Greece

New Zealand forces were sent to Greece from Egypt in early March 1941 as part of a British force which was designed to shore up the country against possible German attack. However, when the Germans invaded on 6 April, they quickly outflanked the British, and the New Zealanders were forced to retreat rapidly. Within three weeks they were being evacuated. Here men from the 25th Battalion, which had been recruited from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay and Wellington, relax on board ship after the evacuation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War History Collection (DA-01514)
Reference: DA-08168-F
Photograph by H. G. Witters

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - Greece and Crete, 1941', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34564/new-zealand-soldiers-after-the-evacuation-from-greece (accessed 18 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016