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Thu 13 May 2010, 12:30pm–1:15pm

Where: Lower NZI Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Leon Davidson, award-winning author of Scarecrow Army and Red Haze, has just published Zero Hour: The Anzacs on the Western Front, a blend of first-person accounts and the raw facts of war.

When the Anzacs arrived at the Western Front in 1916, the fighting had been ongoing for eighteen months and there was no end in sight. They took their place in a line of trenches through Belgium and France from the North Sea to the Swiss Alps. Beyond the trenches was no-man’s-land, an eerie wasteland where rats lived in the ribs of the dead and the wounded cried for help. Beyond that the German Army. The Anzacs went to France to fight a war the whole world was talking about. Few who came home ever spoke about it again.

Tickets on sale 23 April.

Presented as a part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.

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