Pages tagged with: WW1

Shellfire blighted everything it touched.
Some 10,000 New Zealand horses went overseas to serve in the First World War. Bess was the only horse from the Middle East to return home to New Zealand – and only three other horses returned from the Western Front.
Mark Briggs objected to taking part in the First World War on socialist grounds. He was arrested and became one of fourteen conscientious objectors forcibly deported to Europe and sent to military camps.
Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill’s pioneering treatment of soldiers with facial wounds during the First World War helped form the basis of modern plastic and facial reconstructive surgery.
Leonard Hart was one of the New Zealand soldiers engaged in the offensive at Passchendaele. His letter to his parents which was smuggled out to avoid military censorship is the most vivid extant record of the horrors of the battle.
New Zealand received the news of the outbreak of war just before 1 p.m. on 5 August. At 3 p.m. the Governor, Lord Liverpool, announced the news from the steps of Parliament to a large and enthusiastic crowd.
T.E.Y. Seddon remembers the announcement of the outbreak of war and the enthusiasm of young men to sign up.
Ena Ryan talking in the 1980s about her recollections of the announcement of war breaking out on the 5th of August 1914
Rikihana (Bunny) Carkeek was a prominent Ngāti Raukawa leader from Ōtaki who served, first with the Native Contingent and then with the Māori Pioneer Battalion, during the First World War.
New Zealand's Governor, Lord Liverpool, outside Parliament upon the declaration of the First World War.
Annette, Lady Liverpool, the wife of Governor Lord Liverpool, inspired women and children throughout New Zealand to contribute to the war effort.
Cap badge for the Walsh Brothers' New Zealand Flying School at Kohimarama, Auckland
Keith Caldwell was one of the most widely respected fighter pilots on the Western Front and was the highest-scoring New Zealand air ace of the First World War with 25 credited victories.
New Zealand Expeditionary Force postal staff at London postal centre
Title page of a sketchbook recording the experiences of the NZ Pack Wireless Troop in Mesopotamia in 1916
Soliders of the South Island Battalion, Post and Telegraph Corps, guard the telegraph station at Cable Bay, near Nelson, in August 1914
A Christmas card sent from New Zealand to a soldier overseas during the First World War.
Post and Telegraph Corps cap badge.
Key events in the Post and Telegraph Department before, during and immediately after the First World War.