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Events announced for Gallipoli commemorations

The 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign will be one of the key centenaries marked by the UK as part of its First World War commemorations. More than 550,000 Allied troops took part in the campaign and events to mark the conflict will be … Continue reading

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Messages to wounded WW1 Kiwi soldiers found in attic

A banner embroidered with messages from home to recovering New Zealand soldiers has been found in an attic at Walton-on-Thames. The town was the site of the Mount Felix military hospital where Kiwi soldiers recovered from wounds received at Gallipoli. Wounded at Gallipoli New … Continue reading

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UK government accused of Centenary political correctness

More controversy shrouds the UK’s commemoration of World War I as government ministers are accused of playing down the role of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in favour of the contribution from ‘New Commonwealth’ nations. The Daily Telegraph reports that … Continue reading

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New Zealand WW1 commemoration plaque found in rubbish

Waste disposal contractors in New Zealand have recovered a World War I memorial plaque amid a pile of rubbish. The plaque commemorates private Ernest Wright, of 3rd Battalion, the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who was killed in France on 23 … Continue reading

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Interest in ANZAC Day grows in France

ANZAC Day, held every year on 25 April, and commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ (ANZAC) 1915 landing at Gallipoli, has an increasing resonance in France, reports France 24. More than 8,700 Australians died at Gallipoli, along with … Continue reading

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Unknown New Zealand soldier to be buried at Messines

An unknown New Zealand soldier of the First World War will be buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery in Belgium on 25 February. Archeologists discovered the remains in April 2012 and were able to identify him as a New Zealander … Continue reading

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World War I New Zealand soldiers shown of Flickr

Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) is using photsite Flickr in a bid to find out more about the country’s World War I soldiers. The museum has added a large number of photographs that were taken in … Continue reading

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