Le Quensoy, France - A place to remember
 

The Liberation of Le Quesnoy.
A cornerstone of New Zealand’s great
WWI achievements.

Help us keep the memory alive.

 
 
 
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In honour of what brave
New Zealand soldiers achieved
on the 4th of November 1918.

 
 
 
 
  New Zealanders in an orchard in Le Quesnoy, France, 29 October 1918. Photographer: Henry Armytage Sanders. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

New Zealanders in an orchard in Le Quesnoy, France, 29 October 1918. Photographer: Henry Armytage Sanders. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

Le Quesnoy is part of our heritage

The New Zealand division in WWI was one of the most formidable fighting divisions of the British Expeditionary Force. When they found themselves staring up at the towering walls of Le Quesnoy, they knew something remarkable would have to be done to liberate this quiet French town from German occupation.

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Keep our history alive

The memory of what happened 100 years ago at Le Quesnoy deserves to live on for hundreds more. With your help, the New Zealand Memorial Museum Trust can build a museum entirely devoted to the courageous New Zealand men and women who served in WWI and WWII. The Museum offers a place for travellers to stay, a place to pay respects and a place for research.

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“The storming of Le Quesnoy becomes almost the
cornerstone around which we build New Zealand
achievements in the First World War.”

Dr. Chris Pugsley, War Historian

 
 
 
 
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