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Expert rough-riders – Australian Light Horse

By 1914 Australian horsemen had proved ...

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An army marches on its stomach

Raising the main body of the NZEF was a...

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Bright blades flickering into straw-filled sacks

As part of their full 16-week training ...

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Turning boys into soldiers

Compulsory military training was establ...

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Dogs of war - the ‘Aucklands’ on parade

After six weeks in training camp, the Auckla...

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The rush to enlist

Leonard Leary was a law student at Vict...

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“Play the Greater Game”

This 1915 Australian Government recruit...

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Ex-pat Kiwis march in the London Lord Mayor’s Show

In November 1914 the annual London Lord ...

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Training at Trentham

The New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZ...

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Māori and Pacific Islanders march to war

On Saturday 5 February 1916, the 3rd Mā...

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Trentham Military Training Camp

This film shows a panoramic view of Trentham...

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‘Great soldiers, good fellows’

The Victoria College Officers’ Training Corp...

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Singing about Niuean soldiers who volunteered

The song ‘Lologo tau kautau Niue ne oatu he ...

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The declaration of war

Ena Ryan was born in the upper-middle c...

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Boxing and recruiting

In the early stages of the war sport was see...

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“The Hero of the Dardanelles”

“Produced with the wholehearted co-operation...

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"All the Boys in Khaki Get the Nice Girls"

This light-hearted recruitment tune composed...