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Commemorating 100 Years: RNZ Nine To Noon: Le Quesnoy centenary commemorations


poppyThis item considers the commemoration that took place Sunday 4 November

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney reports from Le Quesnoy on the emotional centenary commemorations held in the northern French town saved by Kiwi soldiers near the end of World War One, with the site of a planned war museum also unveiled in their honour. Descendants of some of the soldiers who took part in the daring mission to liberate Le Quesnoy from German occupation on November 4, 1918, were among hundreds who attended. The official commemorations were led by French and New Zealand VIPs, including Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and Ambassador to France Jane Coombs.

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