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If there will be an ANZAC campaign it would not only be a smart move, but historically accurate to include the haka, Ka Mate. Even if it is only placed into the background of a climatic battle.
At the last stage of the Gallipoli campaign, the Wellington Mounted Rifles took the highest peak of Chunuk Bair, the Maori soldiers of the Native Contingent using the haka, Ka Mate to distract the Turks. We were overwhelmed by an enormous counterattack led by Atatürk. The eight month campaign ended soon after.
THIS, is a perfect opportunity to bring something the worlds recognizes into historical context. It would add to immersion, it has the symbolic significance of being about triumph of life over death, and it would appeal to a HUGE chunk of the world. Much of the world knows NZ only for the haka, and this would be an eye opener to one of it’s origins.
Between Turkey, Australia, and NZ, we have a combined population of over 100 million. That’s a huge market. Plus, every rugby union fan around the world is familiar with Ka Mate.