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René Shadbolt led the only New Zealand contingent to the Spanish Civil War. She and fellow nurse, Isobel Dodds, cared for wounded soldiers, particularly those from the International Brigades, from July 1937 to November 1938.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, following the signing of the Armistice
New Zealand goes to war - First World War overviewArmistice Day - remembering the 1918 influenza pandemicArmistice DayNew Zealand in 1918First World War timeline
New Zealand’s finest pre-war passenger liner, the Union Steam Ship Company’s Awatea, was sunk by German and Italian bombers after landing Allied troops on the North
The Merchant Navy in the Second World WarUnder the Southern Cross - the Merchant Navy
13 May 1995 NZ wins the America's Cup for the first time
14 May 1941 NZ minesweeper sunk off Bream Head
15 May 1920 Whanganui mayor shoots poet
16 May 1981 All Whites beat Australia on road to Spain
17 May 1962 George Wilder escapes from prison
18 May 1937 NZ nurses detained on way to Spanish Civil War
19 May 1987 Attempted hijacking in Fiji foiled