Brigadier George Dittmer, the 28th Māori Battalion's first Commanding Officer, reminisces during a Battalion reunion.
Each one of those boys I looked upon as my boy irrespective of the Company or the sub-unit that he happened to be in. I think that was appreciated through out the Battalion and indirectly increased my prestige if I had any with the Battalion as a whole.
Track seventeen from Ake, Ake Kia Kaha E! Songs of the 28 (Māori) Battalion
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