NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Life 100 years ago

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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.

Corp. William McCaw

13 December 1917

Acted as platoon sergeant. All the morn on an attack across muddy ploughed fields between Granchester & Coton. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

13 December 1917

MATA-HARI - SPY - What will her Memoirs reveal - Manawatu Times, 13 December 1917 https://t.co/IahenirRPH via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

13 December 1917

Received letter from Leo stating he had enlisted & had passed the medical teat as a first class life. . https://t.co/Ke4zGIF1ow via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

12 December 1917

BOLSHEVIK INFLUENCE WANING - Another outbreak feared - Evening Post, 12 December 1917 https://t.co/wtkz1qLvvy via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

12 December 1917

The sad news came through that Leonard Wyatt had been killed in France. https://t.co/O9WPpiEXae via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

12 December 1917

THE WOMAN MOVEMENT - Miss Henry appeals to Australian women - Maoriland Worker, 12 December 1917 https://t.co/f2o0SJRrr6 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

12 December 1917

Letter from Bertie from Dunedin saying arrived there safely & was returning with Leo on Friday. . https://t.co/Kx3SsCUteL via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

12 December 1917

Some showers last night. Bright today and warm. I worked in the garden weeding and hoeing today via @cox_diary

PapersPast

12 December 1917

HALIFAX CATASTROPHE - How the disaster occurred - Press, 12 December 1917 https://t.co/Am1nGZrsyS via @PapersPastNZ