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The First World War has always loomed large in the memories and imaginations of New Zealanders, and its impact has been sharpened in this centenary year of its outbreak. Poet and academic Harry Ricketts has co-edited How We Remember: New Zealanders and the First World War, a collection of 20 essays by a range of historians, writers and others in response to the Great War, told from new, thought-provoking and sometimes personal angles. He is joined by two of the contributors to the book: Paul Diamond, who considers how the war disastrously affected Whanganui mayor Charles Mackay, and Anna Rogers, who pays tribute to the hundreds of New Zealand nurses who served overseas.

 

When: Saturday, 30 August 3.30pm
Venue:
Rydges Savoy 2
Price: $18/ $16

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Part of the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014.

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