Pub­li­ca­tion’s next is­sue out soon

Whanganui Midweek - - News -

Is­sue 11 of The Great War Times will be pub­lished a week be­fore Ar­mistice Day, Novem­ber 11, 2018.

Ar­ti­cles in this is­sue in­clude the events lead­ing to the sign­ing of The Ar­mistice and the cel­e­bra­tions that fol­lowed the end of the war plus the cap­ture of Le Ques­noy on Novem­ber 4, a no­table vic­tory for the New Zealand Di­vi­sion. Other ar­ti­cles fea­ture con­sci­en­tious ob­jec­tors and the Span­ish Flu pan­demic.

The Great War Times is a free pub­li­ca­tion pro­duced by the Whanganui Re­gional Her­itage Trust and is funded by the Lot­ter­ies Board, as part of WWI commemorations.

It is mod­elled on the in­for­mal news­pa­pers writ­ten to boost the morale of sol­diers on the West­ern Front. Is­sues con­tain sto­ries from the Whanganui re­gion plus ar­ti­cles on the ma­jor bat­tles and events in which New Zealand took part.

The first is­sue was pub­lished in 2014 and copies of most of the pre­vi­ous is­sues are still avail­able from the Whanganui Re­gional Her­itage Trust of­fice (Pet­ti­grew Room) in the Alexan­der Her­itage Li­brary.

Please con­tact the trust via email or post first, as the of­fice is only open at spe­cific times.

There are two more is­sues to com­plete which will cover the re­turn of those who served and the memo­ri­als made to com­mem­o­rate those who made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for their coun­try.

The ed­i­to­rial team is made up of Ann McNa­mara (trust board), Tri­cia Dun­can and Jenny Shaw (trust mem­bers) and Libby Sharpe (se­nior cu­ra­tor at the Whanganui Re­gional Mu­seum).

They re­search, write and edit ma­te­rial for this pub­li­ca­tion. In­for­ma­tion sup­plied by in­ter­ested mem­bers of the pub­lic is much ap­pre­ci­ated and they are ac­knowl­edged at the end of their ar­ti­cles in each pub­li­ca­tion.

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■ Copies of avail­able from: Whanganui Dis­trict Li­brary Alexan­der Her­itage & Re­search Li­brary

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