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Farewelling troops at Lyttelton, 1940


Crowds farewell departing troops on the wharf at Lyttelton in 1940. Expressions of apprehension and concern are apparent on the faces of many of the women who have come to see off their boys and men leaving for the war.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: F19590 1/2
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