Loading coffins for return to New Zealand

Coffins containing the bodies of New Zealand soldiers killed in Vietnam are loaded onto a RNZAF aircraft in Saigon prior to their return to New Zealand. In total, 37 New Zealand combat troops lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

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Image courtesy Noel Bell

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How to cite this page: 'Loading coffins for return to New Zealand', URL: http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/loading-coffins-return-new-zealand, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 25-May-2011