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Darkest Day on Radio NZ Checkpoint

Today at the opening of our new Exhibition, Passchendaele – New Zealand’s Darkest Day, Radio New Zealand reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui  talked to Exhibition Manager Ian Wards about the Battle of Passchendaele.

“The reality was Passchendaele was awful,” Wards says, “and we would really like people to understand that, but also one of the main reasons why [The Great War Exhibition is] here is so we don’t do this kind of stuff again.”

The Battle of Passchendaele of 1917, included the darkest day in New Zealand’s military history. 843 soldiers were killed on 12 October 1917, the most on any single day of combat involving New Zealand troops.

The opening of the exhibition featured on John Campbell’s Checkpoint show at 5:48 p.m. tonight. Listen to the Radio NZ Checkpoint podcast here.

See the Radio NZ article here.

Photo: Radio New Zealand Reporter Te Aniwa Hurihanganui interviews the public at The Great War Exhibition.

Passchendaele – New Zealand’s Darkest Day runs until mid December 2017. Click here for more information.

Behind Dissent – The Green Screen Experience

Sneak a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of our latest temporary exhibition, Dissent – the story of how the war affected conscientious objectors, politicians, Māori and religious groups who dared to speak out. See how Story Inc & Dusk used  a green screen, silhouettes, and Brechtian influences to bring the voices of conscientious objectors, Māori pacifists, and anti-war activists to life, creating a powerful, emotionally confronting audio-visual experience.

A ten-minute audio-visual show produced by Story Inc. and funded by the Lottery Grants Board, Dissent gives The Great War Exhibition a chance to tell the stories of a different type of courage. The courage to oppose the war.

Dissent is the latest in Chapters of the Great War, a series of temporary exhibitions featuring lesser-known stories of the First World War, and runs until late September.  Our next temporary exhibition, Passchendaele, opens on 4th October 2017.