This is a special time to remember all the New Zealanders who fought and lost their lives on French soils, so far from home.
The ANZACs had an important presence in France during World War I.
Here are some interesting websites where you can learn more about New Zealand’s wartime efforts in France:
- 1916 Battle of the Somme:
- 1916-1918 Tunnels of Arras The New Zealand Tunnelling company played a crucial role in the French town of Arras (an Arras Tunnel was built in their honour under Pukeahu National War Memorial Park) and one of our committee members, Dr Pascal Sirguey is doing amazing work with his team of surveyors working on the LiDARRAS project.
- 1918 Liberation of Le Quesnoy New Zealanders are also fondly remembered for their efforts at liberating the town of Le Quesnoy from German occupation in November 1918.