Howard Kippenberger

Howard Kippenberger

Leader of the 5th New Zealand Infantry Brigade in the North African desert campaigns of 1942 and 1943, Kippenberger was New Zealand’s most popular military commander, and perhaps its most talented.

Eventually, Kippenberger succeeded Bernard Freyberg as commander of the entire New Zealand Division, only to be forced to retire from this role after losing both his feet to a German anti-personnel mine at Cassino in March 1944.

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