New Zealand goes to war

First World War - overview

First World War - overview

In 1914 the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated in Sarajevo. How did this event spark 'the war to end all wars', which claimed the lives of 18,500 New Zealanders? more...

First World War in maps

First World War in maps

All our First World War maps in one place.  Includes maps that show where New Zealanders served and who they were fighting with and against and where they are buried. more...

Capture of German Samoa

Capture of German Samoa

When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, Britain asked New Zealand to seize German Samoa as a ‘great and urgent Imperial service’. more...

Great War Stories

Great War Stories

Videos screened on TV3 as part of the Great War Stories series. Each video is accompanied by extra information and links to primary sources more...

NZ's First World War horses

NZ's First World War horses

Between 1914 and 1916 the New Zealand government acquired over 10,000 horses in New Zealand to equip the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Only four returned at the end of the war. more...