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Italian pistol


This Beretta Model 1915-19 pistol was taken from a captured Italian soldier in North Africa by Sergeant Pekama Hunia, C Company, 28th (Maori) Battalion. Hunia was killed in action in Italy on 15 December 1944. He was mentioned in dispatches (15 February 1945) by Lieutenant General Bernard Freyberg for 'distinguished service in the field'.


National Army Museum Te Mata Toa
Accession Number: 1996.429
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