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Battle of Messines Centenary

Battle of Messines Centenary

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When:

  • Wed 7 Jun, 11:00am – 12:30am

Where:

Glenfield Library, 90 Bentley Ave, Glenfield Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

On 7 June 1917 New Zealand forces entered the battle for Messines ridge. To commemorate this centenary Glenfield Library will be live streaming the National Memorial Service from Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on our large screen television.

The Online Cenotaph will be available and a member of library staff can help you search for relatives and lay virtual poppies next to their records. The library iPad will also have the Ngā Tapuwae app loaded so you will be able to use interactive maps to navigate the battlefield, listen to audio commentaries from leading historians and listen to dramatised letters and diaries to bring these past events to life.

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