Wills praises Kiwi bravery
PRINCE William yesterday praised New Zealand soldiers who fought and died at Passchendaele.
October 12, 1917, was the darkest day of the First World War for the Kiwi division, which lost 840 men trying to take an area called Bellevue Spur.
William said: “All told, the Battle of Passchendaele would claim close to two thousand [Kiwi] lives, a devastating toll for a country with a population of just over a million.”
The prince was speaking at a centenary service at Tyne Cot cemetery near Ypres in Belgium
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