This photo and article was created by a war correspondent photographic journalist and supplied to a United States newspaper in New York City, on the 8th of July 1942, with associated heading and text quoted below:
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Egypt-- A Maori soldier of the New Zealand Forces in Egypt wipes his bayonet after a bloody engagement with Axis Forces near El Alamien. The Maori favours such hand-to-hand fighting and looks on the bayonet as his best friend. The net over his helmet is to hold camouflage material.
(Photo was released with New Zealand Legation) W 657978 New York Bureau 8.7.42