HISTORICAL MOVIES: NEW ZEALAND

 

 

River Queen (2005)  --  in the 1860s a young Irish woman and her family find themselves torn between the British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand

Utu (1983)  --  in the 1870s, Te Kooti's War, a Maori soldier seeks revenge after the British army destroys his home village and kills his uncle

The Last Stand (1938)  --  Maori girl helps her people in a last stand against the British

 

 

World War I

Gallipoli (1981) --  British, New Zealander and Australian troops against Turkey (Ottoman Empire), 1915

ANZACs: the War Down Under (1985) --  Australian-New Zealand Army Corps head for disaster in Gallipoli and then on to France and the battles of Ypres and Amiens, among others

Chunuk Bair (1997)  --  a New Zealand film about the Wellington Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli  (currently unavailable)

 

World War II

Until They Sail (1957) four New Zealand women fall for four U.S. soldiers waiting in New Zealand to be shipped out to fight   --  ($40 VHS tape)

 

 

 

 

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