Māori soldiers assault with their rifles that have their sword bayonets affixed. Soldiers of the Māori Battalion training in the Western Desert, Egypt. The Māori infantrymen earned a fearsome reputation for their skill with the bayonet.
28 Maori Battalion. By J. F. Cody This book is part of the series 'Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-1945' and as such, is a formally written account. It covers departure from New Zealand to 'The Battle of Britain', then to the Middle East, Greece and Crete on to Libya, Egypt and the Western Desert Campaign under Generals Alexander and Montgomery. It includes maps and diagrams of battles.