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    Salute

    Big salute to the maori battalion 100 years since they came home today thank you guys for your sacrifice
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    Now everyone pray a Muslim prayer?

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    theyve had their moment of glory now its our guys turn wonder will (our) the govt acknowledge them
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    Not decrying Maori Battalion but there were thousands of other NZ troops naval seamen and airforcemen as well as a lot of people in servicing roles, making ammo and food as a couple of examples . Our wonen played a very significant part as well. Nursing being only one example. This government appears to have forgotten that but for those sacrifices they coukd well be under the hammer of communism or NAZI's.
    However, it is very noticiable on ANZAC day the maximum coverage Maori TV gives to our war memoirs compared to the pathetically minimal coverage by TV1 and TV3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Not decrying Maori Battalion but there were thousands of other NZ troops naval seamen and airforcemen as well as a lot of people in servicing roles, making ammo and food as a couple of examples . Our wonen played a very significant part as well. Nursing being only one example. This government appears to have forgotten that but for those sacrifices they coukd well be under the hammer of communism or NAZI's.
    However, it is very noticiable on ANZAC day the maximum coverage Maori TV gives to our war memoirs compared to the pathetically minimal coverage by TV1 and TV3.
    Maori tv really does have some fantastic content that other stations neglect. I was sceptical when it first started but I think I've happily had my first impression proven to be incorrect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Not decrying Maori Battalion but there were thousands of other NZ troops naval seamen and airforcemen as well as a lot of people in servicing roles, making ammo and food as a couple of examples . Our wonen played a very significant part as well. Nursing being only one example. This government appears to have forgotten that but for those sacrifices they coukd well be under the hammer of communism or NAZI's.
    However, it is very noticiable on ANZAC day the maximum coverage Maori TV gives to our war memoirs compared to the pathetically minimal coverage by TV1 and TV3.
    i have respect for all of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger Mouse View Post
    Maori tv really does have some fantastic content that other stations neglect. I was sceptical when it first started but I think I've happily had my first impression proven to be incorrect
    They have the best coverage for ANZAC Day and generally anything military related.
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    Who can identify the countries represented in this picture?
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    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    Sth Africa, India, Australia, NZ, Gt Britain, Canada, Gurhka's,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Sth Africa, India, Australia, NZ, Gt Britain, Canada, Gurhka's,
    Mostly correct. No Gurkha. Difficult to tell from where exactly but the chap bringing up the rear is African.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Sth Africa, India, Australia, NZ, Gt Britain, Canada, Gurhka's,
    I am seeing all three services (Army, Navy, Airforce) and mostly I agree with you Woody but don’t recognise any of the figures as representative of the Ghurka.

    Regardless of that, my immediate thought on seeing Ryan’s March Past post was to call “general salute, present arms”. I guess it is a case of once a soldier, always a soldier.

    As to Northdude’s original post and Woody’s previous post, we owe so very much to all of the men and women that contributed their service to WW1 regardless of whether it was on the front line, on the sea, in the air or behind the lines in field hospitals, camp kitchens or back home in munitions factories.
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    Salute. Respect.

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    I ws not sure about the black chap at the back so guessed Gurkha but maybe Ceylonese. Am curious to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    I ws not sure about the black chap at the back so guessed Gurkha but maybe Ceylonese. Am curious to know.
    Black African units during WW II such as Kings African Rifles, Rhodesian African Rifles, 82nd (West Africa) Division all wore the slouch hat. Doesn't look like a slouch hat in the picture and the cap badge is almost impossible to discern so buggered if I know.
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    Was Hallie Selassi and Ethiopia involved, or Jordan? Abysinnia?

 

 

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