National commemoration to mark Messines centenary

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Minister of Arts and Culture

Headline: National commemoration to mark Messines centenary

Maggie Barry | Arts, Culture and Heritage

A national commemoration to mark the heavy price paid by New Zealand troops at Messines a hundred years ago will be streamed online tomorrow so all Kiwis can pay their respects to the 700 who died in the battle on 7 June 1917.

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ceremony will reflect on the desolation at Messines Ridge and New Zealand’s enduring relationship with Belgium.

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