NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

Life 100 years ago

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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.

LTCOL Malone's Diary

5 August 1915

8.10pm 5/8/15 My Sweetheart, In less than 2 Hours, we move off to a valley #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

Auckland Weekly News

5 August 1915

Peaceful scene... on board the British super-dreadnought... #WW100 http://t.co/3L9ySQJ5Dx http://t.co/sgzuSFALjL via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

5 August 1915

CLEVER HORSE AND KIND MAN - Bruce Herald, 5 August 1915 http://t.co/fqz7MItDfm #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

Corp. William McCaw

5 August 1915

More Tommies arrive & the NZs are relieved. Tomorrow night 80,000 men will attack along the line, us the ridge on our left.#WW100 via @McCaw_diary

NZ&A Division Diary

5 August 1915

RT @ArchivesNZ: Troops prepare during the offensive on Sari Bair, August 1915 http://t.co/ytpKMwfntZ #WW100 via @ANZACDiary

PapersPast

5 August 1915

HUMOROUS DESCRIPTION OF THE FLOOD AT TAUMARANUI - Wanganui Chronicle, 5 August 1915 http://t.co/ZtnbrJiOIN #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

5 August 1915

I hopt that Terry is all right. I have not heard further of Edmund, but he will be right I'm sure #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

LTCOL Malone's Diary

5 August 1915

I have handed over the command of the Post to a Col Stoddart of the 2nd Australian Light Horse #WW100 http://t.co/ogPpaoZ9kV via @LTCOLMalone

James Cox's diary

5 August 1915

A National Government has been agreed upon in the Dominion after a lot of consideration and many meetings #WW100 via @cox_diary