NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily quotes from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared in 'real-time' exactly 100 years later.

NH Smith's Letters

23 August 1917

We got a real soaking today followed by a 10 mile route march in wet tunics with packs. https://t.co/y3iiWDZWgs via @NHSmith_letters

PapersPast

23 August 1917

MATERNAL COURAGE - Evening Post, 23 August 1917 https://t.co/iHOij5CLUZ via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

23 August 1917

Mr Len Wyatt & Annie Matheson were here for tea. https://t.co/Oc4WzKqrWw via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

23 August 1917

SYNOPSIS OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS - Waikato Times, 23 August 1917 https://t.co/YvyNJYlkl2 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

23 August 1917

Acting Bomb Malcolm Robb of Onehunga, wounded. https://t.co/dvTbhB8qe9 https://t.co/Pvqm3w5jlI via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

23 August 1917

British & French making big attack against Germans, the French securing over 6000 prisoners near Verdun. . https://t.co/eGuLcBbJvM via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

23 August 1917

I finished my job at the seed potatoes…not sorry that job is done. I think I have finished with potatoes for a while via @cox_diary

PapersPast

23 August 1917

WILFORD - BIG, BUT LITTLE - Press, 23 August 1917 https://t.co/5XbX2Dz82J via @PapersPastNZ

Edward Aubrey

23 August 1917

We will be sorry to leave this job as plenty "mungaree" here https://t.co/QfSf6ZAslj via @aubreydiary