Padre Wiremu Te Tau Hūata (Ngāti Kahungunu, Waikato) makes introductory comments in Māori about the Battalion and then introduces the Battalion's Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Monty Fairbrother, who makes a situation report. The himene Au, e Ihu (O Lord look down upon me) is followed by the blessing. Recorded in Taranto, Italy, November 1943.
Track one from Ake, Ake Kia Kaha E! Songs of the 28 (Māori) Battalion
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