Watch: Extended coverage from the Passchendaele Memorial Service

Hundreds of people gathered for the Battle of Passchendaele centenary memorial at Remembrance Park. Officially 842 New Zealanders died and more than 1700 were wounded in the first few hours of October 12, 1917 as allied troops tried and failed to take the village of Passchendaele in Belgium. The battle is the darkest day in New Zealand’s military history.

 

 

VIDEO: Geoff Sloan

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