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This service at the Cenotaph on 11 November 2018 will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy, and the signing of the Armistice that ended the war.


Topics: Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Le Quesnoy Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

The concert theme is “Memoirs and Song” which will see a framework of choral pieces interspersed with hymns, short poetry & readings. In Cambridge, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Concert, Music, Event, Le Quesnoy, Armistice Audience: Families, Students, music teachers, All of the Community Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
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To commemorate the liberation of the town of Le Quesnoy in France by NZ troops we will be having a display and live stream of the national ceremony on 4 November in the East Coast Bays Library.

Topics: Events, Le Quesnoy, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Exhibitions, live stream Located in: New Zealand, Browns Bay
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In this Family History Talk Gillian Headifen explores the Turnbull collections to identify materials relating this significant battle. At the National Library, Wellington, 20 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Le Quesnoy, Family History Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Commemorative tree planting and plaque unveiling by Mayor Lianne Dalziel at Park of Remembrance, 4 Novmeber 2018.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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An exhibition at National Army Museum, Waiōuru, inspired by the book Le Quesnoy: The story of the town New Zealand saved written by Glyn Harper and illustrated by Jenny Cooper.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Events, Exhibitions Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

A programme of events and a sound & light show at Cambridge's Town Hall to commemorate the centenary of Le Quesnoy Liberation Day, 4 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Le Quesnoy Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
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Distinguished historian Christopher Pugsley charts the New Zealand Division’s last and most successful First World War action in an authoritative and highly illustrated book.

Topics: Books, Publications, Le Quesnoy, Christopher Pugsley, military history Audience: historians, Teachers, secondary students, military
Organised by: Oratia Books

Hear Professor Glyn Harper talk about the liberation of the French town of Le Quesnoy and the NZ Division's occupation of Germany at Te Manawa, Palmerston North, on 8 November 2018.

Topics: Events, History, Le Quesnoy, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

New Zealand will mark the centenary of its last significant action in the First World War with a national ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 4 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Le Quesnoy, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, France Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A New Zealand Garden for Peace in Le Quesnoy, France, to be unveiled on 10 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Le Quesnoy, Garden, peace, Overseas activities

To explore the Le Quesnoy-New Zealand connection, the French Department at the University of Waikato are organising a conference in the French town on 2 & 3 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Overseas, Conferences, Le Quesnoy

A project seeking to establish the first permanent New Zealand War Memorial Museum in the town of Le Quesnoy, France, in time for the centenary of the town's liberation on 4 November 1918.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Museums, Exhibitions, France

Youth members of the Cambridge Brass Band are raising funds to visit Le Quesnoy, France for centenary commemorations in 2018.

Topics: Fundraising, Musical performance, Le Quesnoy Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
Organised by: Cambridge Brass Band

Celebrate the relationship between Cambridge and the French town of Le Quesnoy on the 99th anniversary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy. Cambridge Bowling Club, 4 Nov 2017, 12pm.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Family & Lifestyle Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
Organised by: Cambridge Bowling Club

Join the town of Cambridge as they commemorate armistice and remember their ongoing friendship with Le Quesnoy, France at Cambridge Town Hall, 12 Nov 2017, 10am.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, rememberence, Le Quesnoy, Armistice Day Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
Organised by: Cambridge Town Hall

An exhibition of a quilt created by the people of Cambridge as a gift to their sister town of Le Quesnoy, France to mark the centenary of the liberation of the town during the First World War. St Andrews Anglican Church, Cambridge, 23-24 Sept 2017, 10am - 4pm.

Topics: Craft & Object Art, Le Quesnoy Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge