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Sir Don McKinnon talks to Jamie Mackay on Radio
On Thursday’s show (Bastille Day – with Ro hosting from home with the ‘Rona and Jamie off playing golf), Jamie left a pre-recorded chat with Sir Don McKinnon to play and the feedback was incredible!
Sir Don, a legend of NZ politics (Deputy PM 1990-96), was making his way to France to help raise awareness and money for a museum in Le Quesnoy to commemorate the liberation of town on November 4, 1918, by NZ troops, just a week before the Great War ended. It’s honestly such a great yarn.
New interactive museum to commemorate WWI NZ soldiers
There was some exciting news out over the weekend to mark ANZAC day.
Weta Workshop has teamed up with the New Zealand Memorial Museum Trust – Le Quesnoy to re-create a pivotal moment in our WW1 history – in Le Quesnoy itself.
The project will be a living memorial museum and visitor centre to honour New Zealand’s history in the small French town.
Le Quesnoy soon to become place of Kiwi pilgrimage with war memorial museum
Cambridge’s French partner town Le Quesnoy is set to receive a new visitor experience next year with a museum dedicated to the liberation of the town by New Zealand soldiers in 1918.
Wētā Workshop recreating one of New Zealand’s most famous victories of WWI
Wētā Workshop is turning its hand from Hollywood blockbusters to recreating one of New Zealand’s most famous victories of WWI.
It’s designing a living memorial in Le Quesnoy where Kiwi troops liberated the northern French town from the Germans in late 1918.
Weta is brought in to commemorate an Anzac legend
The story of how a New Zealand batallion liberated the small French town of Le Quesnoy from German occupation in 1918, using ladders to scale the fortress walls, is still celebrated in France, and now Weta are building a memorial.
Andrew Thomas and Sir Don McKinnon: The liberation of Le Quesnoy
Weta Workshop has signed on to bring a piece of New Zealand’s World War One history alive.
The project is a memorial museum and visitor centre, in the small French town Le Quesnoy.
Wētā to open blockbuster Le Quesnoy exhibition in France’s WWI battlefields & More News Here
Wētā Workshop is to open an ambitious new exhibition next year in the battlegrounds of the First World War.
The Wellington-based special effects firm is heading to the fields of France outside the town of Le Quesnoy, in the footsteps of New Zealand’s WWI contingent.
Wētā ouvrira l’exposition à succès Le Quesnoy sur les champs de bataille de la Première Guerre mondiale en France
Wētā Workshop ouvrira l’année prochaine une nouvelle exposition ambitieuse sur les champs de bataille de la Première Guerre mondiale.
La société d’effets spéciaux basée à Wellington se dirige vers les champs de France à l’extérieur de la ville de Le Quesnoy, sur les traces du contingent néo-zélandais de la Première Guerre mondiale.
Wētā Workshop to create ‘living memorial’ at town liberated by Kiwi troops in WWI
The scene of New Zealand’s last major action in World War I will become a living memorial to those involved, and the nation’s wartime legacy.
A 19th Century mansion in the northern French town of Le Quesnoy will become a museum and visitor centre that will tell the story of the Kiwi diggers who scaled the ancient walls with a ladder to liberate the town.