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To help break the stalemate at Gallipoli, the New Zealanders secured the summit of Chunuk Bair and held it against constant attack for 24 hours.
The New Zealand Division, while covering an Australian advance, captured several German strongholds, including Gravenstafel Spur at Passchendaele.
At Le Quesnoy, this memorial marks the New Zealand Division’s liberation of the German-occupied town located in the Nord region of France.
During the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, the newly-formed New Zealand Division successfully took the German Switch and Flers Trenches in the Somme.
After the Allies’ mines were detonated, the New Zealand Division won the town of Messines during an early phase of the drive on Passchendaele.
Civilian cemeteries and memorials were also a source of inspiration for Samuel Hurst Seager as he compiled images for his war memorial research.
The commemorative work of other architects and artists was also photographed by Seager, forming part of his research of memorial designs.