3 Apr 2018

The Battle of Manners St

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:06 pm on 3 April 2018

On this day in 1943, hundreds of American and Kiwi soldiers clashed on the streets of Wellington. 

The brawl was hushed up at the time but is still remembered by many who were around back then. Historian Grant Morris looks back on the fight and what sparked it. 

US troops resting near Oriental Bay in Wellington, c. 1942

US troops resting near Oriental Bay in Wellington, c. 1942 Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

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