Story: First World War

Le Quesnoy street names (3rd of 3)

The French town of Le Quesnoy had been under German occupation since 1914, so when the New Zealanders captured the town in November 1918 they were immediately mobbed by an enthusiastic crowd of locals. The people of Le Quesnoy did not forget their liberators, and the town honoured them with a New Zealand garden, a Rue de Nouvelle Zélande and an Avenue des Néo-Zélandais.

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Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Western Front, 1918', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012