NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

When:

Fri 23 Jun 2017, 9:00am–4:30pm
Sat 24 Jun 2017, 9:00am–4:30pm
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 9:00am–4:30pm
Mon 26 Jun 2017, 9:00am–4:30pm
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 9:00am–4:30pm

Where: National Army Museum, 1 Hassett Dr, SH1, Waiouru, Tongariro

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Door Sales Only

This exhibition takes the visitor away from the trenches and into the cook houses of the New Zealand Division during WWI.

In today’s society we seem obsessed with food, whether it is food TV, food magazines, food & wine festivals or the usual question from the kids - mum, what’s for dinner? The reason why we are so obsessed with food is that good nutritional food (and of course tasty food) is key to our well-being and, in many parts of the world, survival.

The New Zealand troops of World War One were no different. The food was important to them and often occupied several pages of the letters or diaries written in the trenches or behind the front line. They often complained about the state of the food, which in many cases lacked the nutrition needed, however, come dinner time, they would all line up and eagerly await what was being served (or plopped on their plate).

The saying “an army marches on its stomach” attributed to both Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great, highlighted the importance of forces being well-fed during war. When the food didn’t arrive, there are numerous examples in history where near victory turned into defeat.

This exhibition looks at the food the Kiwis were supplied and hopefully we gain an insight into whether the food was loved or loathed.

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