Kōrero: First World War

Christchurch cavern, Arras, 1917 (1 o 3)

Christchurch cavern, Arras, 1917

The New Zealand Tunnelling Company made a significant contribution to the capture of Vimy ridge in April 1917. They built a series of caverns and tunnels which allowed forces to advance undetected. The company named the tunnels after New Zealand cities, in this case Christchurch.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-013758-G
Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Western Front, 1916 to 1917', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34124/christchurch-cavern-arras-1917 (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012