Pages tagged with: passchendaele offensive

The gates at the Jull Street entrance to Nelson Park in Napier are a memorial to Private Arthur Coker who was killed in the First World War,
Godley was a man with considerable talent for organisation, as evidenced by his training of the Territorial Force in the early 1910s, and later command of the New Zealand Division in the First World War.
Map showing progression of front line on Western Front following Battles of Broodseinde and Passchendaele, 1917
Map showing the Western Front and major battles along it in 1916-17
Alfred Booker died of wounds at No. 1 New Zealand General Hospital in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England on 31 October 1917.
Christchurch-born George Chaney served with the Canterbury Regiment at Passchendaele. He was killed in action on 29 November 1917, aged 31, and is commemorated at the Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial at Polygon Wood in Belgium.
A gun crew struggles in the mud at Passchendaele, October 1917. In the regimental history, New Zealand artillery in the field (p. 197), Lieutenant J.R. Byrne gives an evocative description of the conditions encountered during this battle:The whole countryside was one vast quagmire, and the roads were little better.
Andrew Russell was one of New Zealand's most important military leaders of the First World War, known for his strategic brilliance and meticulous planning.
Extract from a full page 'in memoriam' notice published in the Auckland Star 4 Oct 1918, three days after the surrender of Bulgaria.
Dunedin railway station war memorial.
A German medical examination kit souvenired during the battle for Passchendaele in 1917.
This interactive map illustrates New Zealand's involvement in the battles for Messines, Polderhoek and Passchendaele during 1917.
An amazing letter from Private Leonard Hart, a soldier who experienced the horrors of Passchendaele first hand.
Image showing the mud and shattered tree stumps of Passchendaele on 4 October 1917. The ruins of a German pill-box can also be seen.
Private Leonard Hart took part in the Gallipoli campaign and Passchendale offensive during the First World War.
The Right Honorable Walter Long, Secretary for the Colonies, inspects New Zealand troops near Bailleul, northern France, on 9 March  1917.
Film showing New Zealand troops in Belgium in 1917.
This map of Wellington shows the location of the homes of some of the 40 Wellington College old boys who were killed on the battlefields of Belgium.
Stanley Herbert describes aspects of daily life on the battlefield during the Passchendaele offensive.
Sidney Stanfield describes being a stretcher-bearer at Passchendaele and witnessing the awful experiences of men who were injured and dying.

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