NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

'Faces from the Front' commemorative flags

Two series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium.

NZ nurses from No. 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital at Wisques, France, 1918. Image courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Ref: 1/2-013481-G

New Zealanders often think of the Gallipoli experience in 1915 when they think of New Zealand’s role in the First World War, but we had an enormous contribution on the Western Front between 1916 and 1918.

A series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium. These flags will be displayed during the commemorative ceremonies in these countries during the centenary.

Read more about the French flags from the Battle of the Somme centeary commemorations

Download the Belgian flags from the Battle of Messines centenary commemorations (PDF, 4MB)

This activity is being worked on from
2016
 to 
2017
Date added: 06 June 2017 | Last updated: 06 June 2017

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