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.

PapersPast

21 February 1919

COMING BLOOD BATH AT KIEFF - Bolshevist preparations - Colonist, 21 February 1919 https://t.co/8tJalOIVkI via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

20 February 1919

SHOTS FIRED AT FRENCH PREMIER - Aged statesman wounded on shoulder - Poverty Bay Herald, 20 February 1919 https://t.co/Zm2r0mhHKm via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

19 February 1919

A GREAT HISTORICAL EVENT - In progress of the human race - Nelson Evening Mail, 19 February 1919 https://t.co/Annr0XPKjY via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

19 February 1919

A bull in difficulties during the recent floods in South Otago. https://t.co/6l2pKB1c7E https://t.co/XSLk2QUio3 via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

18 February 1919

ACTION IN RUSSIA - Hot Senate debate on American intervention - Marlborough Express, 18 February 1919 https://t.co/EhuekxYRdu via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

18 February 1919

The main street at Balclutha submerged by water during the recent floods in South Otago. https://t.co/qCi9T9XyRv via @AkWeeklyNews

PapersPast

17 February 1919

"JUGOSLAVIA." - As large as Italy - Ashburton Guardian, 17 February 1919 https://t.co/oKWAbNd9t9 via @PapersPastNZ

Auckland Weekly News

17 February 1919

Ousting the German-made article: dolls made in the United States of America. https://t.co/JsTdsVuyEu https://t.co/2Pr9zqmt1O via @AkWeeklyNews

Corp. William McCaw

17 February 1919

Warm & calm. My staff are doing so well that I hardly went near them except to give the sergeant coupons to sell. via @McCaw_diary