Lest We Forget

ANZAC Day occurs on 25 April every year. It commemorates all New Zealanders killed at war and also honours returned servicemen and women. 

The date itself marks the anniversary of of the landing of New Zealand and Australian Soldiers - the ANZACS - on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.

Read the significance of ANZAC Day here!

Watch this video to learn more about the horses that served alongside the soldiers in World War One.

Watch this video about life in the trenches in World War One.

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Animals At War
Life at Home
Military Hospitals

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Click the links below to learn about the different campaigns that the New Zealand Soldiers were a part of.

Check out this video of troops fighting at the Somme and Messines.

Watch the following video about the first ballot in New Zealand. How would you feel if you were one of these women doing the ballot? Would you want to go to war?

This site contains lots of interesting information on New Zealand's first horses that went to war.

Nurses and doctors played a very important role in the war. Click on the links below to find out more! 

Troops were inspected before they went to war. Would you pass the inspection? Watch the video of troops being inspected in 1917.

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