History

New Zealand Wars

In the 1840s and 1860s conflict over sovereignty and land led to battles between government forces and some Māori tribes. The largest campaign was the clash between the Māori king and the Crown. Land confiscations to punish tribes that fought against the Crown have left a long legacy of grievances. — Te Ara

World War One, 1914-1918

The war to end all wars...well they thought it was at the time.

When did WW1 happen, why were they fighting and what was it like to be a part of this war?

Consider what happened after WW1 and the impact of this famous conflict on our lives today.

World War Two, 1939-1945

World War Two is our most deadly battle with an estimated 70-85million perishing because of this conflict.

So, why were they fighting and what was it like to be a part of this war?

Consider what happened after WW2 and the impact of this famous conflict on our lives today.

Vietnam War

Coming soon…

About our sources.

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