Topic: Forgotten Tragedy: The Anzacs at Passchendaele

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A past exhibition, from April 5-April 25, 2008.

Anzacs at PasschendaeleThe Passchendaele tragedy, fought in the bitter, sodden battlefields of WWI, is without equal in New Zealand history.  It remains our worst military disaster, with hundreds of Kiwi men lost in a swamp of mud in only a few short hours. 

Visit the Waikato Museum during the ANZAC period and be part of a moving experience that pays tribute to the in the thousands of men who gave their lives in an horrific military blunder. 

Visitors can absorb the sights and sounds of Passchendaele as they are immersed in powerful footage developed by the Imperial war museum.  The story of a local soldier fatally wounded during the battle, W. R. Friar, is told through many of his personal letters and objects.  There will also be the opportunity to contribute to the installation by leaving a poppy as a symbol of both gratitude to the fallen, as well as gratitude to those cities in Europe who continue to care for them.

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Forgotten Tragedy: The Anzacs at Passchendaele


City:Hamilton
Subject:Past exhibition
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