Thursday, 10 October 2013

@ 12 October 2013 - don't forget the ultimate sacrifice of the New Zealanders

October 12, 1917 remains the most tragic day in New Zealand military history.

In a few short hours, in driving rain, strong cold winds and deep mud, left vulnerable by an ineffective artillery barrage and blocked by a barrier of barbed wire, New Zealand suffered a casualty toll of more than sixty percent of those who took part in the first battle of Passchendaele.

Paul Turner recently produced a video to accompany his song about Passchendaele from the Kiwi perspective. It has had a very positive response and I'm sure this is a very appropriate song to remember this day! 
There are different songs about Passchendaele, but this one is surely worth to be in the "Gallery of Passchendaele Remembrance Songs".
 Thank you Paul for sharing this with us.

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