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Memorial to the Gallant New Zealanders

Crowds gather to watch the unveiling of the memorial to the “gallant New Zealanders” at Messines Ridge in Belgium on 1 August 1924.

A panning shot reveals a World War One cemetery and rows of graves (presumably of New Zealand soldiers). Soldiers and war veterans walk up a path between the graves. The King of Belgium, Albert I accompanied by the New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir James Allen and General Sir Andrew Russell and other dignitaries gather on the dais for the unveiling of the memorial which is draped with a New Zealand flag.

Year:1 August 1924

LocationMessines, Belgium

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Memorial to the Gallant New Zealanders

Crowds gather to watch the unveiling of the memorial to the “gallant New Zealanders” at Messines Ridge in Belgium on 1 August 1924.

A panning shot reveals a World War One cemetery and rows of graves (presumably of New Zealand soldiers). Soldiers and war veterans walk up a path between the graves. The King of Belgium, Albert I accompanied by the New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir James Allen and General Sir Andrew Russell and other dignitaries gather on the dais for the unveiling of the memorial which is draped with a New Zealand flag.


Year: 1 August 1924

Length: 0:02:00

Production Company: British Pathé

Source: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Catalogue Reference: F245642 New Zealand Memorial Long Version


People: Albert King of Belgium; Sir James Allen; General Sir Andrew Russell

Location: Messines, Belgium

Tags: 1924, WWI, World War One, Messines Ridge, Belgium, Pathé, War Memorials, Albert King of Belgium, Sir James Allen, General Sir Andrew Russell, , New Zealanders, cemetery

Subject: War Memorials, Messines, Belgium, New Zealand graves