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Food and rations supplied by New Zealand to U.S. Army Quartermaster South Pacific operations during World War II.

Cooperation between New Zealand and the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps during World War II. A tractor on a farm in New Zealand. A tractor plows the field. The Pukekohe Golf Club, near Wellington, converted from golf to farm to grow crops for the war effort. New Zealand farmers works in the field. Farmers load a truck with sacks of potatoes. Close up view of potatoes on a sorting belt and farmers sort potatoes and bag them. Women workers sort cabbage and package the cabbage for shipment. Men and women farmers picking fruits and vegetables in farm fields. A factory shows apples being moved on a belt driven machine, and peeled and cored by a machine, cut into very small pieces and dehydrated in order to conserve shipping space. Canning operations are shown as the dehydrated fruits and vegetables are packed in moisture proof tins in packing houses. Meat and vegetable are mixed in proportions to prepare Quartermaster combat rations. Combat ration cans being filled and sealed at a factory plant. A machine re-generating chocolate bars from old chocolate by melting them down and reprocessing them. Soldiers unloading cartoons from the truck. Rations from New Zealand are loading on to ships by cranes with nets at large shipyards, with ships bound for the Solomon Islands. A dairy warehouse of the New Zealand Co-op Dairy Company (later Tatua) is seen at an airport near Auckland (Possibly Tatuanui or Pauanui). Milk is loaded into a specifically converted B-24 aircraft at the airport. Soldiers loading the aircraft with milk containers. The B-24 aircraft takes off. The aircraft arrives at the Tontouta Air Base in New Caledonia. A nurse serves milk to a wounded soldier patient in a hospital. Sign over the patient's bed says "Pappy Shooter, 27th Division; Saipan; Oahu, Hawaii". The patient drinks milk. Bread being made in Quartermaster bakery. A group of Army bakers working together to form loaves of bread dough on a large work surface. Workers making bread. A worker opens an oven revealing many loaves of baked bread. Ice slabs being formed at an ice plant, and soldiers picking up ice blocks for use in preserving meats and other foods, and in making ice cream. A soldier making ice cream using an ice cream churn in the field. View of a larger Quartermaster ice cream plant that was setup at a large base.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soldiers of 2nd New Zealand Division at the Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, in WW II.

The Battle of Monte Cassino. Aerial view of the town and abbey in Italy. During an exercise west of Cassino, near Monte Camino, New Zealand gunners fire British 6 Pounder Antitank gun and a captured German Pak 40 75mm antitank gun, Views of the anti-tank men loading and firing their weapon. Smoke rises due to the firing. As part of the exercise, Infantry of 24th Battalion, 2nd Division,New Zealand Expeditionary Force, advance with fixed bayonets and one fires a machine gun. Group of New Zealand soldiers stand near a jeep and a destroyed U.S. Sherman tank of 756th Tank Battalion, amidst destroyed buildings in the north of Cassino. Several New Zealand soldiers smile for the camera.

Date: 1944, March
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American, Australian, New Zealand and Chinese troops participate in victory parade in Rangoon, Burma.

Allied troops participate in a victory parade in Rangoon, Burma towards the end of World War II. The troops of the United States, British forces of Australia, New Zealand and China are gathered on a grassy field. They stand in formation and parade on the field. An artillery gun is fired in honor. Dignitaries review the parade.

Date: 1945, June 15
Duration: 2 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Czech soldiers march and sing; group of United States and New Zealand liberated prisoners in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Czech soldiers in Prague, Czechoslovakia near end of World War 2 in Europe. The soldiers sing as they march in the streets. Civilians stand beside a street and watch them. The soldiers carry rifles on their back. A group of liberated United States military and New Zealand military prisoners stand on a bridge.

Date: 1945, May 12
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
South African and New Zealand troops occupy Florence in Italy.

Mop up operation by Allied forces in Florence, Italy. South African and New Zealand troops advance on tanks. Soldier looks through binocular. View of a bridge in the city. Soldier fires from the hidden area. Explosions in the city. Soldiers patrol on streets of Florence. Civilians on street.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Wounded Anzac soldiers pose on their way back to New Zealand during World War I.

Wounded soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War 1 pose dockside before boarding a ship returning to to New Zealand. Soldiers stand beside the ship. They wave. Two New Zealand soldiers wear gas masks and pose. A wounded soldier with a cane stands and shows a German Iron Cross medal he is wearing around his neck (captured from a German soldier).

Date: 1917
Duration: 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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