In this very moving WW100 Perspectives video, Kate Hunter looks at what our First World War soldiers wanted to remember – and forget – in their connections between home and war.
The poignant story of First World War soldiers – their optimism, their fears, the mementos linking them to home – is presented in short videos by cultural commentators as part of the WW100 Perspectives project. Reflecting on the soldiers’ and nation’s traumatic experience of the war, the videos are being released during the centenary period.
In the latest WW100 Perspectives video, historian Kate Hunter looks at what kinds of things our First World War soldiers wanted to remember – and forget – in their correspondence and connections with home.
Through the WW100 Perspectives series, historians and authors present concise and moving viewpoints on the formal and intimate lives of New Zealanders during the First World War.
The presenters in this series are Imelda Bargas, Senior Historian, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Kate Hunter, Associate Professor School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, Gavin McLean, Senior Historian, Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Matthew Tonks, Web Author, WW100 Office.
The suite of videos are made public on the WW100 Office's YouTube channel.