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New Zealand and the
First World War

Just over 100,000 New Zealanders served overseas in the First World War, many of them young men who had never left home before. More than 18,000 died as a result of the war and over 40,000 more were wounded. Our forces were involved in the conflict from the capture of Samoa in 1914 to the end of the fighting on Armistice Day in 1918, and they fought at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in the Middle East.

All First World War Articles

New Zealand goes to war

Gallipoli and the Balkans

Western Front

Middle East

World at War

NZEF Units

The War at sea

War in the air

Home front

Public Service at war



Researching the First World War