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Map and orders for NZ Division's Somme offensive

Page one of Order No. 20 (Secret) issued to New Zealand troops in France just before they became involved in the Battle of the Somme. The Order issued on 14 September 1916 includes a map of the British front line from High Wood to Ginchy dated 10 September.

The Order contains a detailed outline of the New Zealand Division’s tasks and objectives for the following day. The division reached its objectives but the anticipated ‘decisive victory’ was not achieved.


Archives New Zealand
Reference: ACID 24945 

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Map and orders for NZ Division's Somme offensive, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated