26 Apr 2018

Veteran remembers the Māori Battalion

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 26 April 2018

One of the last three living soldiers of the 28th Māori Battalion attended the dawn service in his hometown of Masterton yesterday. Ninety-six-year-old Epineha Ratapu served in the battalion's C Company and saw action in the desert campaigns, Italy and Japan during the Second World War.