NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Best Christmas wishes

Christmas card sent by Alfred Lamb to Nellie Coulter in 1917. 'Wishing you a Merry Xmas and Bright and Prosperous New Year,' wrote Alf. Image courtesy of Wairarapa Archive, 15-108/2-1.

Deck the hall with boughs of holly

No.1 Ward at Brockenhurst, No.1 New Zealand General Hospital, around Christmas 1917. Image courtesy of Wairarapa Archives, 11-72/4-3-5.

Christmas is here, bringing good cheer

NZ Commander, General Russell, carving a turkey on Christmas Day 1917 at Divisional Headquarters. Image courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Ref: 1/2-013034-G

Bring us some figgy pudding

Overheard at No 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst, Christmas 1917. Image courtesy of Wairarapa Archives, 13-83/1-21.

We wish you a merry Christmas

Sid Grant (left) and two other mounted riflemen at sharing a joking moment at Christmas 1917 on the Palestine coast. Image courtesy of Wairarapa Archives, 15-48/6-32.

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