Big read: NZ's darkest hour, the Battle of Passchendaele remembered by survivors' sons - New Zealand Herald

Soldiers use board walks at Passchendaele, near Flanders, in a temporary respite from the mud-choked desolation of the battleground. Photo / RSA. Kurt Bayer. By: Kurt Bayer. NZ Herald reporter based in Christchurch. kurt.bayer@nzherald.co.nz @ ...

One soldier's story of Passchendaele, 100 years on from New Zealand's darkest day - Stuff.co.nz

100 years ago today, New Zealand lost 842 soldiers during an ill-planned push to capture Passchendaele. It was the single worst loss of life in New Zealand's history. Letters home from one of those soldiers leading up to his charge into No Mans Land ...