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By Wayne Stack, Barry O'Sullivan

In 1939 greater than 140,000 New Zealanders enlisted to struggle abroad in the course of global conflict II. of those, 104,000 served within the moment New Zealand Expeditionary strength. in the beginning thrown into the doomed crusade to halt the German blitzkrieg on Greece and Crete (1941), the department was once rebuilt below the management of MajGen Sir Bernard Freyberg, and have become the elite corps inside of Montgomery's 8th military within the wilderness. After enjoying an essential function within the victory at El Alamein (1942) the 'Kiwis' have been the forefront of the pursuit to Tunisia. In 1943–45 the department was once seriously engaged within the Italian mountains, particularly at Cassino (1944); it ended the conflict in Trieste. in the meantime, a smaller NZ strength supported US forces opposed to the japanese within the Solomons and New Guinea (1942–44). absolutely illustrated with specifically commissioned color plates, this is often the tale of the second one New Zealand Expeditionary Force's important contribution to Allied victory in international conflict II.

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