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Men of the 24th Reinforcements marching over the Rimutaka Hills, 22 March 1917, during
training before departing for France

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Men of the 24th Reinforcements marching over the Rimutakas, 22 March 1917

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Bedraggled, tired and tough looking men of the 24th Reinforcements seemingly near the end of a route march over the Rimutakas, 22 March 1917. Distinguishable are men of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, but also other badges are seen. Note the casual dress, open collars and even hats in hands

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New Zealand walking wounded coming back from the lines in France

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A New Zealand Field Artillery 18-pounder gun in action on the French front lines

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A gathering of New Zealand officers on the front line

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New Zealanders march past a major crossroads and railway crossing

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A break for food during the Battle of the Somme, September 1916.

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Artillery and men moving along the Menin Road under snow

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Wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher

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A wounded New Zealander lays on a stretcher near the Menin Road and is read to by a friend from the book "New Zealanders At The Front' while waiting for evacuation for further medical attention

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New Zealanders pose reading “New Zealanders at the Front” on a captured anti-tank gun, near the Menin Road.

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Gun pits under snow near Westhoek

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Two mules carry artillery shells across mud at Passchendaele

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A New Zealand soldier goes to the aid of a bogged mule in Passchendaele mud

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Truck-mounted anti-aircraft guns in action

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Gas mask inspection for New Zealanders in a support trench

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A despatch runner emerges from a headquarters set up in an ex-German concrete bunker.

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A front line trench, 1918

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New Zealand officers ride past the remains of a smashed house

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Digging defences.

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Men shelter inside a shell crater caused by artillery fire

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A reserve company alongside the railway, 4 November 1918

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A New Zealander is carried to safety by medics near Le Quesnoy

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Support troops before Le Quesnoy, 4 November 1918

 

 

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