NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Rich questions

Some 43,500 men chose to appeal their conscription during the First World War – representing around one-third of those called-up. Why did this large group of New Zealanders fight to stay at home?

Did you know that the Kiwis, the Tuis and the Pierrots entertained New Zealand troops during the war?

On the centenary of New Zealand's entry into the Somme, historian Ian McGibbon looks at the toll the battle took on the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and the men who survived.

Neill Atkinson, Chief Historian at Manatū Taonga – the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, asks how the commemoration of Anzac Day has changed since it was first observed in 1916.

How were Germans treated in New Zealand during the First World War?

After eight months of hardship, the New Zealanders’ occupation of Gallipoli came to an end in December 1915. What did the New Zealanders think about the withdrawal from Anzac?

Ten New Zealand nurses drowned when the Marquette was torpedoed on 23 October 1915. Why were they and other medical personnel transported through submarine-infested waters on an ordinary ship rather than a hospital ship?

The August Offensive was an ambitious plan to break the stalemate that had developed at Gallipoli following the landings in April 1915. Military historian Richard Stowers explains the strategy, and outlines the myriad of problems that plagued the Anzacs.

How did the opinions New Zealanders and Australians held about each other shift during the Gallipoli Campaign?

Beating the boredom: ennui was one of the Army's biggest enemies on board the Main Body troopships.

Steve Watters questions how we might remember the whole war during the centenary, not just the Gallipoli landings.