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Too Quiet on the Western Front

The residents of Le Quesnoy, France, have never forgotten the town’s heroic liberation by Kiwi soldiers in 1918. Now is the time for New Zealand to honour our heroes and heritage.

Smoke, gunfire and – as 300 flaming oil drums crashed onto the ramparts – fire. The liberation of Le Quesnoy in northern France, wrote Lieutenant Harry Selwyn Henrick, was a “Dantesque spectacle”.

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