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New Zealand's international First World War commemorations will focus on the Western Front with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the Battle of the Somme centenary on 15 September this year. It was on the Western Front that New Zealand made its most significant contribution to the First World War, and also where New Zealand suffered the greatest loss of life. Comment?
The weather this morning at the ceremony in Whangamata to commemorate the soldiers who fell in the World War I Battle of Le Quesnoy resembled conditions on the Western Front: wet and muddy. About 50 people gathered at the WWI Memorial Forest site in Whangamata that honours those who fell in the last battle of the Great War, fought on 4 November 1918. Comment?
WW100 "I and the Wellington Battalion go to Happy Valley tomorrow night at11.30pm. No fires, no movement... go out on the night of the 6th to take Chunuk Bair." Comment?
Minister of Conservation, and Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry with students from Mercury Bay Area School, Te Rerenga, Coroglen and Whenuakite Primary Schools unveiling the sign leading into the WWI Memorial Forest Gallipoli site towards Cathedral Cove. The signs are on kauri boards. Comment?
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