NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Ngā Tapuwae posters and bookmarks

Battle of Passchendaele

Between 1–18 October 1917 the New Zealand Division took part in the Battle of Passchendaele and experienced one of New Zealand's darkest days. On 12 October, 843 New Zealand soldiers were killed and approximately 1860 wounded in a single day. This devastating loss of life remains the highest one-day death toll ever suffered by New Zealand forces overseas.

To mark this commemoration, WW100 has designed three Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails’ posters and bookmarks featuring men whose stories are told in Ngā Tapuwae's Passchendaele trail. You are welcome to download the suite of posters and bookmarks in the links below.

To discover their stories, and those of others, visit ngatapuwae.govt.nz

Ngā Tapuwae Passchendaele poster file (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Ngā Tapuwae Passchendaele bookmarks (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Battle of Messines

On 7–9 June 1917 the New Zealand Division took part in the capture of the Messines ridge, a prelude to the much larger Battle of Passchendaele. In contrast to Passchendaele, the Battle of Messines was a success, but that success came at the cost of 3700 New Zealand casualties — including 700 deaths.

To mark this commemoration, WW100 has designed three Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails’ posters and bookmarks that centre around Messines. You are welcome to download the suite of posters and bookmarks in the links below.

The soldiers who feature on the posters and bookmarks are from the Messines Trail, and you can discover their stories at ngatapuwae.govt.nz

Battle of Messines posters

Ngā Tapuwae Messines poster file (PDF, 6.5 MB)

Ngā Tapuwae Messines bookmarks (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Battle of the Somme

New Zealand’s first major engagement on the Western Front was the Battle of the Somme in France. The 141-day long battle started on 1 July 1916, with New Zealand forces committed on 15 September 1916 and withdrawn just over a month later on 26 October. Around 6000 New Zealand men were wounded and more than 2100 lost their lives.

To mark this commemoration, WW100 has designed four Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails’ posters and bookmarks that centre around the Somme. You are welcome to download the suite of posters and bookmarks in the links below.

The soldiers and the tank which feature on the posters and bookmarks are from the Somme 1916 Trail, and you can discover their stories at ngatapuwae.govt.nz.

Ngā Tapuwae Somme poster file (PDF, 8.9 MB)

Ngā Tapuwae Somme bookmarks (PDF, 2.8 MB)

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