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    Kiwi Prime Minister Peter Fraser visits troops in the Middle East. Fraser comments on the?

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    Gen view New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser standing with military officials of the New Zealand army; Fraser walking with military officials; Gen pan troops: Medium Fraser addressing New Zealand soldiers; Gen view Fraser in front of troops; Gen view troops give Fraser 'three cheers'; Gen view New Zealand soldiers marching; Gen view Fraser removing his hat as New Zealand troops march by; Medium troops marching.

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    New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser seated at desk saying "New Zealanders and Maori and European alike, have faced tremendous odds, great courage. They were almost entirely without air support. Yet they met the 'hell' and air attack of an unprecedented extent and violence until they were literally blasted out of their positions. They hurled back and decimated the Nazi parachute troops. Without food for days and in some cases, even without water. Many of them suffering from wounds and sickness. They retired in orderly fashion to the beaches, from which they were evacuated by the never failing Navy. Their courage, their endurance, their repeated proofs of an unconquerable spirit, their sufferings their sacrifices, will not be in vain. New Zealand is wholeheartedly in the fight for liberty alongside the Motherland, with the other countries of the British Commonwealth and our allies. New Zealand has dedicated the whole of her resources to struggle for the freedom of mankind and we'll continue to do our utmost until Nazi and Fascist tryanny is finally and completely defeated."
    Background: Kiwi Prime Minister Peter Fraser visits troops in the Middle East. Fraser comments on the war.

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