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HMS Achilles welcome home parade in Wellington


Large crowds turned out in both Auckland and Wellington in early 1940 to welcome home the crew of HMS Achilles after its return to New Zealand following the Battle of the River Plate. This photograph was taken as the ship's officers and crew marched along Lambton Quay on 2 April.


Alexander Turnbull Library
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