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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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