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Military history of New Zealand during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Military history of New Zealand during World War II

New Zealand entered the Second World War by declaring war on Nazi Germany with Britain. The state of war with Germany was officially held to have existed since 9.30pm on 3 September 1939, simultaneous with that of Britain, but in fact the declaration of war was not made until confirmation had been received from Britain that their ultimatum to Germany had expired.

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Maori War Effort Organisation 1942-1945 | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

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The Maori War Effort Organisation was formed during the Second World War to assist with recruitment for the forces and war-related service.
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New Zealanders in the Pacific War | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

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Thousands of New Zealanders fought in the Pacific War, which was sparked by the Japanese bombing of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. It was a conflict fought on a vast scale over huge distances.
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Maori and the Second World War | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

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Despite some opposition, nearly 16,000 Maori enlisted for service during the Second World War. By 1945 the 28th (Maori) Battalion had became one of New Zealand's most celebrated and decorated units.
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The North African Campaign | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

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The second battle of El Alamein, which began 70 years ago this month, was the turning point of the war in North Africa. For New Zealand forces, this was longest and most important land campaign of WWII.
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New Zealand and the Second World War | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

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The Second World War was the greatest conflict ever to engulf the world. It took the lives of 50 million people, including one in every 150 New Zealanders, and shaped the world that we have lived in ever since.
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By the Numbers: End of World War II - CNN International

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By the Numbers: End of World War II
CNN International
(CNN) -- When Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, it was the second time the world went to war. With the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945, World War II was over.
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