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.

Auckland Weekly News

14 December 1917

Housing our boys near the firing lines in France: Aucklanders engaged in building "bivvies." https://t.co/Z10cDVimrE via @AkWeeklyNews

Leslie Adkin's diary

14 December 1917

Winiata & Morgand continued shearing my ewes. https://t.co/nnlPOcdACA via @adkin_diary

PapersPast

14 December 1917

REVOLT IN PORTUGAL - President a prisoner - Sun, 14 December 1917 https://t.co/kHtMc1OdZF via @PapersPastNZ

PapersPast

13 December 1917

A HUSBAND'S REVENGE - Wife's affections corrupted - Northern Advocate, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/Vb0CUYnhIc via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

13 December 1917

Willie went up to Auckland in the “Kotiti” to be examined by the Medical Board. https://t.co/zQndrb62sa via @csclarke_diary

NR Smith's Letters

13 December 1917

Still at base a long way from trouble. Remaining here some time yet from present indications. https://t.co/wcTQTVMbQA via @NRSmith_letters

PapersPast

13 December 1917

QUARREL BETWEEN BROTHERS - Fisticuffs in the street - NZ Herald, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/ImtSTzJ8M8 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

13 December 1917

I cut up a few docks and then Mr Rayner set me to pull … potatoes in the paddock at the foot of the hill via @cox_diary

PapersPast

13 December 1917

TROTSKY'S REMARKABLE SPEECH - Threat to the Allies and Germany - Ashburton Guardian, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/KLrTIRjrvZ via @PapersPastNZ