Coming home

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Coming Home

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is universally associated with the remembrance of those who died in the First World War.

The date marks the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, with the signing of the Armistice.

From October 2008 to March 2009, the return of soldiers to New Zealand is commemorated in a series of events, talks, movie showings, exhibitions and recitals throughout the country.

This also sees the launch of the National Digital Forum / Digital New Zealand Coming Home widget as part of the national celebrations.

Archives New Zealand are implementing a physical and online exhibition – ‘An Impressive Silence‘, containing material regarding the WWI Armistice. (Way cool)

Christchurch City Libraries has released some new digitised content and grouped some existing material at Coming Home.

NZETC have released a large number of titles relating to New Zealand World War I History including The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914 – 1919 by Captain David Ferguson

Armistice events are listed at


NDF Coming Home Blog