Posts tagged with WWII

December 1941: This month last century

Seventy one years ago, New Zealand declares war on Japan after the bombing of the US naval bases at Pearl Harbour, Hawaii (8 December 1941) The bombing of Pearl Harbour set the Pacific War in motion. This event and Japan’s subsequent expansion through the Philippines, Thailand and the Malaysian peninsula, followed by the capture of… Read more »

Battle of Britain lace on display on Wednesday 15 September

Philip Henry Edwards

Wednesday 15 September 2010 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first major campaign fought entirely by airforces.  Kiwi Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park played an important role in the defence of London and south-east England.  A statue of Sir Keith was recently unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square in recognition of his role. Between… Read more »