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For King and Country - New Zealand's First World War on Film


Fri 9 Nov 2018, 10:00am–11:10am
Fri 9 Nov 2018, 12:00pm–1:10pm
Fri 9 Nov 2018, 2:00pm–3:10pm

Where: Whangarei Central Library, 5 Rust Avenue, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Watch a screening of rare footage from New Zealand's involvement in World War 1. Presented with a specially prepared musical accompaniment and narration by renowned military historian, Dr Christopher Pugsley, the film shows our experience of the war on the home front and abroad.

The 70-minute programme begins with rare glimpses of life in pre-war New Zealand then follows through to include show NZEF soldiers in Egypt, Gallipoli, Europe and the Middle East and the work of the medical corps, along with footage of home life. The film finishes with the armistice in the UK and New Zealand, the return home of the Māori Contingent and the unveiling of the Messines Ridge memorial in Belgium.

The film is produced by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zealand’s audio-visual archive.

Free entry - no prior booking required.
Light refreshments with Anzac biscuits provided.

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