1855, Massive earthquake hits southern North Island
Images and media
Map of the Pacific theatre, 1941-1945
See detailed map here:
Map showing the Second World War’s Pacific theatre of operations, 1941–1945. The dark line marks the high tide of Japanese expansion across the Pacific in July 1942.
Map from Ian McGibbon (ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand military history, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000
'Map of the Pacific theatre, 1941-1945', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/media/photo/japanse-expansion-in-ww2, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 20-Dec-2012
New Zealand declares war on Japan
The war is over! VJ Day
First opposed New Zealand landing since Gallipoli
Main body of Jayforce lands in Japan
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