22nd Battalion 2nd NZEF War Diaries

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  1. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    If anyone is interested, the 22nd New Zealand Battalion's complete war diaries are posted online covering January 1940 to June 1947. It is relatively rare to come across New Zealand War diaries so this is an excellent find.

    I did have some problem accessing them after I found them. The site went down for a while. If this happens, just keep trying.

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  2. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    David, thanks for posting the link. I've got very little on the 2 New Zealand Division in the way of books (they are rather expensive).
    A large thanks to the guy who has taken the photos as well.Top chap if you ask me. Looks like I'll be busy for a while.:cool: Brilliant find, & in colour to boot.
    Edit, this may be a silly question, but did you download them page by page?
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
  3. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Thanks David.

    Sadly it seems down at the moment, or at least that the link is not live. I shall keep trying.

    Thanks again for posting.
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Working fine for me.
    Is a very image heavy website could be related to the speed of your connection ?
  5. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    This is what I get.

    <!DOCTYPE html>< html>< head>< meta content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" http-equiv="Content-Type">< meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">< title>22Battalion 2NZEF</title>< link type="text/css" href="../22batt5.css" rel="stylesheet">< link type="text/css" href="../style-ie.css" rel="stylesheet">< link type="image/x-icon" href="../images/favicon.ico" rel="shortcut icon">< link type="image/x-icon" href="../images/favicon.ico" rel="icon">< meta name="keywords" content="22Battalion 22 Battalion 2NZEF new zealand nz greece crete egypt italy cassino sangro Florence trieste war diary reunions">< /head><body>< div id="page-wrap">< div id="inside">< table class="table1"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h1 class="center"><img src="../images/22-banner.jpg" style="border: 0px solid ; width: 200px; height: 200px;" alt="22battalion crest"></h1> <h1 class="center">22nd Battalion 2NZEF</h1> <h2 class="center"><i>"Vrai et Fort"</i></h2> <hr> <table class="tablemenu"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <div id="main-nav-container"><?php include("../menu.htm"); ?> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <hr>< h2 class="center">The 22nd Battalion's War Diaries</h2>< p>This site provides the full collection of the 22 Battalion War Diaries. There are over 3,000 page images here representing 92 individual files, from January 1940 to August 1947. The Diaries are reproduced with the written permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kawakatanga.</p>< p>The Diaries have been indexed by surname. <a href="resultlist.php">Click here to go to the Index.</a></p>< table class="table600">< tbody>< tr>< td colspan="4" rowspan="1">1940</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1940-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1940-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1940-march.htm">March</a></td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1940-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1940-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1940-june.htm">June</a></td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1940-july.htm">July</a></td>< td><a href="1940-august.htm">August</a>< /td>< td><a href="1940-september.htm">September</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1940-october.htm">October</a>< /td>< td><a href="1940-november.htm">November</a>< /td>< td><a href="1940-december.htm">December</a>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p></p>< table class="table600">< tbody>< tr>< td colspan="4" rowspan="1">1941</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1941-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1941-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1941-march.htm">March</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1941-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1941-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1941-june.htm">June</a></td>< /tr>< tr>< td colspan="3" rowspan="1"><a href="1941-rear.htm">Rear Party April-June</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1941-july.htm">July</a></td>< td><a href="1941-august.htm">August</a>< /td>< td><a href="1941-september.htm">September</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1941-october.htm">October</a>< /td>< td><a href="1941-november.htm">November</a>< /td>< td><a href="1941-december.htm">December</a>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p></p>< table class="table600">< tbody>< tr>< td colspan="4" rowspan="1">1942</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1942-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1942-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1942-march.htm">March</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1942-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1942-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1942-june.htm">June</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1942-july.htm">July</a></td>< td><a href="1942-august.htm">August</a>< /td>< td><a href="1942-september.htm">September</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1942-october.htm">October</a>< /td>< td><a href="1942-november.htm">November</a>< /td>< td><a href="1942-december.htm">December</a>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p></p>< table class="table600">< tbody>< tr>< td class="table4" colspan="4" rowspan="1">1943</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1943-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1943-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1943-march.htm">March</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1943-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1943-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1943-june.htm">June</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1943-july.htm">July</a></td>< td><a href="1943-august.htm">August</a>< /td>< td><a href="1943-september.htm">September</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1943-october.htm">October</a>< /td>< td><a href="1943-november.htm">November</a>< /td>< td><a href="1943-december.htm">December</a>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p></p>< table class="table600">< tbody>< tr>< td colspan="4" rowspan="1">1944</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1944-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-march.htm">March</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1944-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-june.htm">June</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1944-july.htm">July</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-august.htm">August</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-september.htm">September</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1944-october.htm">October</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-november.htm">November</a>< /td>< td><a href="1944-december.htm">December</a>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p></p>< table class="table600">< tbody>< tr>< td colspan="4" rowspan="1">1945</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1945-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-march.htm">March</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1945-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-june.htm">June</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1945-july.htm">July</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-august.htm">August</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-september.htm">September</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1945-october.htm">October</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-november.htm">November</a>< /td>< td><a href="1945-december.htm">December</a>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p></p>< table class="table600">< tbody>< tr>< td colspan="4" rowspan="1">1946</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1946-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-march.htm">March</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1946-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-june.htm">June</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1946-july.htm">July</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-august.htm">August</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-september.htm">September</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1946-october.htm">October</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-november.htm">November</a>< /td>< td><a href="1946-december.htm">December</a>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p></p>< table class="table600"">< tbody>< tr>< td colspan="4" rowspan="1" >1947</td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1947-january.htm">January</a>< /td>< td><a href="1947-february.htm">February</a>< /td>< td><a href="1947-march.htm">March</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1947-april.htm">April</a>< /td>< td><a href="1947-may.htm">May</a>< /td>< td><a href="1947-june.htm">June</a>< /td>< /tr>< tr>< td><a href="1947-july.htm">July</a>< /td>< td colspan="2"><a href="1947-august.htm">August</a>< br> The 22nd Battalion was disbanded on 7 August 1947 when it became 2nd Battalion NZ Army.< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< p class="center"><a href="../index.php">Return to home page</a></p>< hr>< p class="date">Last updated: 08/12/2016</p>< /td>< /tr>< /tbody>< /table>< /div>< /div>< /body></html>
  6. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    David, its also fine for me as-well. Not sure what to suggest (I'm far from a wizard) when it comes to these problems. I do hope some advice comes your way soon. I'm half way through saving the images of 44.

  7. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    No. I have not started downloading these yet. The site author has offered to make PDFs available if you contact him. To quote "On this website is the full set of war diaries, page by page, month by month. You can read it all by following the links, clicking on any page to see a larger image if you cannot read the small version. I have collated each month into a PDF file but these are large files, so email me if you would like a copy to read it offline or print it out. I have enhanced the images to bring out the writing, but if you would prefer an original photograph please email me."
  8. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    David, sorry if I've put your nose out of joint? ( And that goes to the author as well). I have managed to down load the pages that I require. I did it page by page, and it was no real problem. In my useless opinion, it would be better left in JPEG. Each to there there own.

    A epic piece of work by the author, & yourself. I've only seen it in parts.
  9. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    And 'm still only getting the gobbledygook I posted above!
  10. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    Stuart, are you familiar with New Zealand World War II History | NZETC ?
  11. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member


    I would suggest trying other browsers such as Safari, Firefox, etc. One of those may work. Are you trying to access it on your computer or a phone/tablet? If one is not working, computer for example, try the site on your phone/tablet or vice versa.

  12. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Stuart, no problem and no hurt feelings. I was just trying to help with the download.

    David R

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