War in the Holy Lands, a dynamic audio-visual touring exhibition, opened today, with members of the public saying the exhibition was ‘sobering’ and ‘thought-provoking’.
War in the Holy Lands is open until late February 2018 and follows the experiences of New Zealand soldiers who fought on horseback across the ancient Holy Lands of Sinai and Palestine, during the First World War.
Images of New Zealanders serving in the Middle East are accompanied by narrated extracts from soldiers’ journals and letters home, testifying of the hardships of extreme temperatures, swarms of flies, and the rampant malaria they encountered. Shadow play projected onto ‘tents’ helps dramatise the lives of soldiers in the Holy Lands, and changing maps show the progress of their journey as the war unfolded.
The exhibition was featured on Newstalk ZB news this morning. For more information about War in the Holy Lands, please click here.