Leading up to this year’s ANZAC day, the RSA has co-operated in the production of a range of ANZAC biscuits (or if you’re American, ‘cookies’) being sold in tins with WWII themes now available in supermarkets. Obviously, this one commemorates the sacrifices made by the members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion (Hokowhitu-a-tu).
According to the New Zealand History government website:
“By the time the Second World War ended in 1945 the 28th (Māori) Battalion had become one of the most celebrated and decorated units in the New Zealand forces. The pinnacle of its achievement was the Victoria Cross won by Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu in 1943. Ultimately, nearly 16,000 Māori enlisted for service during the Second World War.”