Story: First World War

Sad farewells (2nd of 2)

Sad farewells

Friends, family and loved ones stand on the wharf, probably at Lyttelton, to farewell reinforcements about to leave for the battlefields of the First World War. The soldiers in their lemon-squeezer hats have thrown streamers to the crowds below.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, The Press (Christchurch) Collection (PAColl-3031)
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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Initial response', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012