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Thread: Maori Battalion returns (archival footage)

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    Maori Battalion returns (archival footage)

    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Fantastic thanks Ryan
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    Thanks for posting that

    Scary casualty rates, and a very highly decorated unit.

    Would be interesting to do a book about units of the various wars made up of indigenous peoples. Always amazes me that guys go off to fight, and sometimes they don't even have the right to vote in their own country. And sadly they often get treated like shit once they return...

    In our own history 31/201 is a good example. Fantastic record of service, and yet Omega was such a sad place to visit after they were disbanded...
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    And 32.

    Disgraceful the way they were just cast off to Pomfret - a desolate asbestos ridden town in the middle of nowhere. Not welcome in Angola, not welcome in S.A. A shitty deal.

    But yeah, Maori Bn - certainly took to their task with zeal and punched above their weight. Much respect.
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    Thanks for that.
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    Just watched it Ryan. Very interesting.
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