New Zealand Troops Honor Fallen Soldiers With Traditional War Dance

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  • Uploaded by the NZDefenceForce YouTube channel, the above video shows roughly 200 New Zealand troops performing a traditional dance in honor of the fellow soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan.

    According to TVNZ, the Maori funeral haka, which is characterized by dramatic stomping, chanting, and marching, was performed at the Burnham Military Camp during a memorial service for Corporal Luke Tamatea, Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker and Private Richard Harris.

    Since the Defence Force shared the powerful video on Saturday, August 25, “2nd 1st farewell their fallen comrades with a huge haka” has reached almost 80,000 views.

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