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Ponsonby presents: the yanks are coming

FreeAccessibleCentral Auckland

Wednesday 9 October , 6.30pm-8pm


Studio One Toi Tū

1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby

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Event details

During World War II, Auckland received a welcome invasion.

American soldiers, sailors, marines and air crew came to train for, or recuperate from, fighting the Japanese.

At any one time in 1943-44 there were more than 30,000 US troops stationed in and around Auckland.

Many camps and hospitals were needed to cater for the influx, and had a huge impact on the locals and landscape.

This illustrated talk will convey the scale and nature of the invasion, and help you see Auckland in a new light.

Brought to you by Love Ponsonby

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