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The battle for Chunuk Bair

The second phase of the Allied offensive at Chunuk Bair was to have achieved its major objective - capturing the three key high points of Chunuk Bair, Hill Q and Hill 971 (Koja Chemen Tepe) - by dawn on 7 August.

The beginning of the assault on Chunuk Bair

Some historians argue that 8 August is more significant to New Zealanders than Anzac Day, because it was the New Zealand troops' worst and most outstanding day on Gallipoli.

Meet the objects: The daily life of a soldier

The daily life of a New Zealand soldier during the First World War is a story of hardship, danger and death, fuelled by a path of duty and self-sacrifice. Taking a look at the objects that soldiers handled on a daily basis provides an insight into their experience.

Influenza Pandemic 1918

In 1918, during World War I, the worldwide influenza pandemic reached New Zealand. In just two months, the disease killed thousands of New Zealanders, despite the remarkable efforts of countless women volunteers.

NZ troopship magazines from the First World War

Magazines were produced during the First World War by the troops onboard ships travelling to and from war. They provide unique insights into life on the troopships and can be viewed online.

NZRSA: The early years of working for soldiers

Soldiers returning from war experienced a variety of difficulties including money, employment and social adjustment. In 1916 the NZRSA was formed and Māori politician Sir James Carroll referred to the "splendid work being done on behalf of the soldiers".

The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, has been produced by the same company, from the same bronze and to same exact detail since it was first issued in 1856. Here we recall brief stories about two of New Zealand's recipients.

War and peace in Auckland Domain

From pre-European times until after the Second World War, the Auckland Domain has been occupied by people involved in activities related to war and peace.

Empire calling: First World War recruitment posters

At the start of WWI, recruitment posters were used to encourage people of the British Empire to volunteer for war service. As the war progressed, these posters evolved into more emotive communications.