Friday, 23 August 2013
Today's Poet - Mary Ursula Bethell - New Zealand
In spite of their relatively small size and the distance from Britain, New Zealand answered the call and sent more than 100,000 troops and nurses to help the cause.
Maori soldiers also served in the First World War. Troops from New Zealand fought in Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine and on the Western Front.
The sacrifices of the Australian and New Zealand Troops in the First World War are remembered on Anzac Day which is 25th April.
The photo (courtesy of the Facebook Group WW1 Buffs) shows a Turkish Sniper captured by Anzac Troops on Gallipoli.