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In the News | March 14, 2021

Nelson fundraiser for war museum with French connection

A museum in France will be built with the help of Nelson College old boys, celebrating connections forged in World War I.

Nelson college old boy, former deputy prime minister and former secretary-general of the commonwealth Sir Don McKinnon is helping to raise funds for the long-running project in his role as the chair of the New Zealand Memorial Museum – Le Quesnoy Trust.

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In the News | November 16, 2018

Le Quesnoy liberation celebrations get under way in Cambridge

The 100th anniversary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy in World War I was marked in Cambridge with a special remembrance of light, song, sounds, art and celebration.

It saw Cambridge Town Hall’s front transformed into a temporary movie screen as a giant projector showed a 3½-minute long movie using footage of WWI.

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In the News | November 5, 2018

Thousands turn out to mark centenary of New Zealand liberation of French town Le Quesnoy

A hundred years ago, towards the end of World War I, New Zealand soldiers liberated a small French town – and they have not forgotten it.

On Sunday in Le Quesnoy, New Zealanders and French locals alike gathered to remember the 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who used ladders to scale the fortress defences of Le Quesnoy (pronounced “ken wah”) on November 4, 1918.

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