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.

Auckland Weekly News

21 February 1917

Sport at one of Germany's lost colonies: the Administrator of Samoa, Colonel Logan... https://t.co/Oczczfeia2 https://t.co/EztyK6Shr6 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

21 February 1917

POWER OF THE DEAD - "NO ONE PERISHES" - Hastings Standard, 21 February 1917 https://t.co/GqXqImK7dV via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

21 February 1917

PapersPast

21 February 1917

FOOTPADS AT WORK - PALMERSTON RESIDENTS HELD UP - Grey River Argus, 21 February 1917 https://t.co/9VyMf8FaFh via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

21 February 1917

James Cox's diary

21 February 1917

I went to the Masterton show today. I walked but got lifts in motorcars both going and coming back via @cox_diary

PapersPast

21 February 1917

A Popular Clergyman - PRESENTATIONS TO FATHER HOARE - Ellesmere Guardian, 21 February 1917 https://t.co/7C79TUJcX0 via @PapersPastNZ

Leslie Adkin's diary

21 February 1917

Wretched gale from east all day. https://t.co/7slR7jZhLA via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

21 February 1917

At dawn the NZers farewell to Fritz came off. We fired 3600 shells from 14 Stokes. The 2nd Aucklanders raided successfully. via @McCaw_diary