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When fish are needed, call in the Kiwis

74 Years Ago Today:

'Gone Fishing' New Zealand soldiers trout fishing using rifles near the Syrian and Turkish border during World War II, 9th July 1942. Photograph taken by M D Elias.

‘Gone Fishing’
New Zealand soldiers trout fishing using rifles near the Syrian and Turkish border during World War II, 9th July 1942.
Photograph taken by M D Elias.

'Been fishing...Got fish' A New Zealand soldier J Thompson (Taihape), shows his catch to a Kurdish local after fishing with rifles and hand grenades on the Syrian Turkish border during World War II, 9th July 1942. Photograph taken by M D Elias. Colourised by Paul Reynolds.

‘Been fishing…Got fish’
A New Zealand soldier J Thompson (Taihape), shows his catch to a Kurdish local after fishing with rifles and hand grenades on the Syrian Turkish border during World War II, 9th July 1942.
Photograph taken by M D Elias.
Both images Colourised by Paul Reynolds.

(On a safety note, always be careful when firing at water, due to ricochet potential)