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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Activity 2: A Call to Arms - Day 4: Another World War (1939-1945 - Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)

So for this activity we had to Click on this link to find a list of VC winners. We had to Choose one from the Second World War, and read about him. On our blogs we had to tell them about him. Who was he? What did he do to earn a Victoria Cross medal?

So the person I chose was...

Te Moana Nui a Kiwa Nga rimu

He was the first maori soldier to win the VC. To get his Vc award he took part in the assault at Tebaga Gap, Tunisia, in March 1943. The Tebaga Gap is in Tunisi, A country in  north africa. His first task was to take high ground below the summit. A summit is a hill, mountain or a highest point. He led his platoon up one of these lower hills on 26 March, knocking out specific machine-gun posts. After seizing the crest, his men frustrate a number of fierce German counter-attack in the night. Regardless of wounds to his shoulder and leg, He refused to leave his area. The next morning Te Moana Nui a Kiwa Nga rimu died fighting off another enemy attack. His VC was presented to his parents on 6 October 1943.

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