25 Apr 2017

Dr Monty Soutar - The Maori Battalion

From Anzac Day, 10:06 am on 25 April 2017
Dr Monty Soutar.

Dr Monty Soutar. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

The 28th Battalion of the Second World War, better known as the Maori Battalion, had a formidable reputation as one of the finest fighting forces but it came at a great cost: of the 3600 soldiers, 660 men didn't return home. One man who has spent much of his life researching and recording their stories is Dr Monty Soutar, and he has embarked on yet another project dedicated to the Maori men who fought and died for their country.

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