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Old 10-07-2009, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Targan View Post
Interestingly I've heard a story that I've never followed up for verification of a Maori battalion being sent on a deep penetration raid against the Germans on Cyprus during WWII. The account I heard was that it was pretty much a suicide mission but the Maoris apparently did a huge amount of damage before they were wiped out. Maori soldiers have a reputation for ferocity rivalling the Gurkhas.
You already mentioned that and your idea inspired me for the small account as I could make a comparison between Maoris and Foreign Legion. By the way the battalions don't have to be 100% Maori and the title might be honorific (then, 70% Maori and 30% inspired white soldiers).
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