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Shellfire blighted everything it touched.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 was a defining moment in terms of the outbreak of the First World War.
A montage showing women fundraising for the Philomel, 1916.
HMS Philomel docked in Auckland, September 1914.
Able Seaman William Edward Knowles became one of the first New Zealanders to be killed as a result of enemy action during the First World War.
Captain Hall-Thompson stands atop HMS Philomel.
Able Seaman William Edward Knowles was one of the first New Zealanders to die as a result of combat in the First World War.
HMS Philomel berthing at Wellington in 1917 after returning from wartime service.
Like all Royal Navy warships of the time, Philomel had its own mascots.
By the time HMS Philomel arrived in New Zealand in 1914, it had a long and eventful history behind it.
Royal Flying Corps service dress jacket worn by New Zealand pilot Second Lieutenant Ivan Kight.
First issue of the Royal Air Force Cadets journal published in May 1918, the month after the creation of the RAF.
Fragment taken from the rudder of a German aircraft shot down over the Western Front in 1918.
Bronze medallion presented to Alfred de Bathe Brandon by the Imperial Air Fleet Committee in March 1918.
Wellington lawyer, Alfred de Bathe Brandon, was famed for his attacks on German Zeppelin airships during the First World War.
New Zealand's first warship, HMS Philomel formed the core of the country's naval forces during the First World War. The aged and largely obsolete vessel was commissioned in New Zealand in July 1914, and went on to serve in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Middle East.
Pilot's 'wings' badge from the Canterbury (NZ) Aviation Company
British RE.8 two-seater reconnaissance aircraft, nicknamed the 'Harry Tate' after a popular Scottish music-hall comedian.
Royal Air Force recruiting poster, 1918.
British public notice providing identifying silhouettes of German and British aircraft and airships during the First World War.

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