18 May 2014

The character of the 28th Māori Battalion as explained by Dr Monty Soutar

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:09 pm on 18 May 2014

It's widely acknowledged that the 28 M­āori Battalion "punched above its weight" in the Second World War. In an archival interview from 2009, 28 Māori Battalion scholar and author of Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship, C Company 1939-1945 : Dr Monty Soutar provides a breakdown of each company that made up the Battalion and the nicknames they became known by, that spoke to their character. An archival recording from 2009.