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NZ Branch Newsletter June 2018
June 2018 NZ Branch Newsletter
New Year's Day 1915: The unknown 'Battle of Broken Hill'
Whilst the vast majority of First World War actions took place in France and Belgium, there were other theatres of war in which British and Commonwealth soldiers and sailors fought. These so called ‘side shows’ in obscure theatres of war took place in many different countries, from Turkey (the Gallipoli Campaign) to off the coast of Chile (the Batt…
Members' Afternoon January 2020
Our January meeting again will be our Members' Afternoon comprising a selection of short talks by branch members. A variety of subjects has been offered so do come along and enjoy listening to this selection of Great War related items. Among the half a dozen talks offered, subjects include letters from Gallipoli, the post-war experiences of a wound…
ONLINE: The Morale and Discipline of British and Anzac troops at Gallipoli
The presentation will be live and online. It will commence at 8.30am (that is not a typo) UK time. The reason for the early start time is to enable this to be broadcast at a reasonable time in Australia and New Zealand. In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield explores the morale, discipline and combat motivation of British, Australian and New Ze…
ONLINE: 'Arthur and Adeline - a true story of WW1 bravery and romance' by Dennis Claridge
Caption: Arthur Cima MM and Adeline Guidotti This online talk: goes live at 19:30 for a 19:45 start, ending at about 20:45. Participating is quick and easy. The only equipment you need is a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email email@example.com for your link. We'll also automatically add you to the mailing list to keep you up…
Lost Soldiers of Fromelles: Naming the Dead
The presentation will be live and online. Professor Margaret Cox was Scientific Advisor to the Fromelles Project from 2008 to 2021 responsible for archaeology, anthropology and identification. This is the extraordinary story of the excavation of 250 young Australians, who enlisted in 1915 only to fall in the Battle of Fromelles of 1916, and th…