First World War Centenary History Programme
The centenary of the First World War (1914 - 1918) has now commenced, and presented us with an opportunity to stop and reflect on the impact that this war had on the psyche and development of this nation.
The First World War was pivotal to the history of New Zealand and the world. It shaped the lives and identity of individuals, communities and our national identity. It shaped modern New Zealand.
More of our servicemen and women were sent per head of capita than any other country and almost a fifth did not return. Of the 102,000 men and women deployed overseas, nearly 60,000 became casualties and some 18,500 were killed. It also had a significant effect on the lives of those on the home front and yet the full story of New Zealand’s experience has never been told. Until now.
To commemorate the centenary, Massey University has partnered with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association to produce the first definitive written history of New Zealand’s experience of the First World War.
Make a donation
The Ministry, Massey and NZDF have already invested significant resources into the series however a vital volume - ‘The War Against the Ottoman Turks’ requires further funds to be completed and we are calling on all RSA members to consider donating.
To help ensure this volume is published please make a secure online donation here or contact the Massey University Foundation on (06) 3505159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the poster - The War Against the Ottoman Turks