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By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
"Le Quesnoy (pronounced Leck con wah) is a town in northern France. It is surrounded by high walls and deep trenches. In World War 1 it was occupied by the German army for four long years. In November 1918 the town was liberated by soldiers from far-away New Zealand. Because thes...e men used a bit of kiwi ingenuity they were able to take the town back without a single civilian life being lost. This has become one of the most famous stories in New Zealand military history and the relationship between Le Quesnoy and New Zealand continues to this day. This book tells the story of Le Quesnoy liberation through the eyes of a child living in the town at the time"--Publisher information. Suggested level: junior, primary.Read more
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Illustrated by O'Connell, Michelle
A story about the 2014 re-enactment of the day the first contingent of Wairarapa volunteers left for World War One. A small boy recounts his experiences of dressing up as a person from 1914, and watching the soldiers parade from the Materston town hall to the railway station.
By Foster, Ali; Illustrated by Walker, Viv
"A young boy's fascination with eels leads into the gentle exploration of the joys and sorrows of life and death. When the young boy grows up and becomes a soldier, his journey to the Great War on the other side of the world is shadowed by that of the eels, as they make their own... amazing journey to their breeding grounds deep in the Pacific Ocean."--Back cover. Includes brief factual information about the ANZAC Memorial Bridge in Kaiparoro and Tuna Kuwharuwharu (New Zealand longfin eel). A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary.Read more
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