Victory at Point 209

By Huia Publishers

Victory at Point 209

This graphic novel is the story of how Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu of the 28th Māori Battalion won the VC during World War Two.

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This graphic novel is the story of how Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu of the 28th Māori Battalion won the VC during World War Two.

On 26 March 1943, two weeks before his twenty-fourth birthday, Ngarimu led an attack on Point 209, a vital hill at Tebaga Gap in Tunisia. Under intense mortar and machine-gun fire, he led the assault up the hill, personally destroying two German machine-gun posts on a crest of the hill. Despite being wounded twice during the night, he and his men defended their position from several counter-attacks. The following morning, during a particularly strong counter-attack, Ngarimu was killed. Later the same day, the Germans still on Point 209 surrendered.

A Māori-language version is also available, Ngarimu: Te Tohu Toa.

View the Victory at Point 209 animation on YouTube.


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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781775500056
  • Dimension: 297 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 40
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 01 Jun 2012

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Huia Publishers

This book was either translated or put together by staff of Huia Publishers.The stories in our Huia Short Stories collections are written by various Māori authors who have been selected as finalists in the short story in Māori or English, or novel extract sections in our biennial Pikihuia Awards writing competition.Read more about Huia Publishers o... Read More

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