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Thu 28 Sep 2017, 6:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Tauranga Boys College, 664 Cameron Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Come along to Tauranga Boys’ College and join Tauranga born historian and author of New Zealand and the First World War, Dr Damien Fenton, in exploring the events of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Dr Cliff Simons, Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Defence Force, will lead the discussion. All welcome, no need to register.

The First World War (1914–1918) was one of the most significant events of the 20th century and had a deep and lingering impact on New Zealand society. Ten percent of our population of one million served overseas, of which more than 18,000 died and over 40,000 were wounded. Nearly every New Zealand family was affected.

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, July – November 2017, and commemorates New Zealand’s darkest day, 12 October 1917. Approximately 900 New Zealanders died on this single day and is New Zealand’s greatest loss of men for any battle in any war.

The events held in Tauranga between 25 September and 14 October will commemorate the WW1 Battle of Passchendaele and remember those whose lives were changed forever because of their involvement.

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