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.

PapersPast

26 May 1915

QUOTAS NOT FILLED - MARRIED MEN ACCEPTABLE - Colonist, 26 May 1915 http://t.co/8x11NfWFgC #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

26 May 1915

Willie has got influenza and did not go to work at the quarry. http://t.co/elGVPJJ3oY #WW100 via @csclarke_diary

NZ&A Division Diary

26 May 1915

Heavy sniping down the valley between Russell's trenches & Pope's Hill at daybreak http://t.co/PqefQvvgEv #WW100 via @ANZACDiary

LTCOL Malone's Diary

25 May 1915

My very dear Denis, Many thanks for your letter and painting. You are getting on #WW100 http://t.co/g3dzVFdAkb via @LTCOLMalone

LTCOL Malone's Diary

25 May 1915

Look after mater well and help her all you can. With much love Yr loving father #WW100 http://t.co/pkOnrZrHnm via @LTCOLMalone

LTCOL Malone's Diary

25 May 1915

I am charmed with the lovely flowers here and find time in spite of the fighting to enjoy them #WW100 http://t.co/GZt1StNI0N via @LTCOLMalone

PapersPast

25 May 1915

A NEW SPHERE OF HUMAN ACTIVITY - Thames Star, 25 May 1915 http://t.co/8quJHUM0vz #WW100 via @PapersPastNZ

LTCOL Malone's Diary

25 May 1915

My dear Norah ...I hope that you enjoyed your stay with Aunt Louie, and that you will thoroughly enjoy England #WW100 via @LTCOLMalone

NZ&A Division Diary

25 May 1915

Weather-thundering-broken clouds-warm at intervals… Italy has declared war against Austria http://t.co/PqefQvvgEv #WW100 via @ANZACDiary