Our New Zealand Home

Our New Zealand Home

Mark Pacey


Our New Zealand Home, the History of the United States Marine Corps in Masterton in 1943.

Extensively researched with plenty of photographs, maps and clippings, this book tells the whole story of the two battalions of Marines that called Masterton home for eight months in the middle of the Second World War. Drawing on several sources, including previously unpublished accounts and oral histories, this book is a must for anyone that remembers these “lovely young men” that livened up the country during one of our darkest times.

Written and published by Mark Pacey from Wairarapa Archive