New Zealand First World War battles

Image: Landing at Gallipoli by Charles Dixon on Flickr 

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to the curriculum topic, New Zealand First World War battles. SCIS 1674373 

Digital NZ

A Digital NZ set that covers some of the battles of the First World War New Zealand took part in.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Encyclopedia of the First World War

The international Encyclopedia of the First World War is a free online encyclopedia. Its extensive content comes from more than 1,000 authors, editors and experts across fifty countries. New Zealand content is also included.

Suggested level: secondary

New Zealand History online

Section New Zealand and the First World War Western Front provides an overview of battles during the ‘Great War’.
Gallipoli and the Balkans presents information regarding the Gallipoli campaign from a New Zealand perspective.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Passchendaele Society

The Battle of Passchendaele was one of the major battles of World War One and this website is dedicated to the tragic incident from a New Zealand perspective. Further learning resources are available in the tab at the top of the page and stories of soldiers who fought at the time have been added to the ‘stories’ tab.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Spirit of Remembrance

Website details the major battles which took place during World War I including images and a plethora of information about New Zealand’s involvement in the war.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Te Ara

Presents a summary of New Zealand battles from a New Zealand perspective detailing the Battle of the Somme and others.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Le Quesnoy: the story of the town New Zealand saved, by Glyn Harper, 2012 (picture book)
When our Jack went to war,  by Sandy McKay, 2013 (picture book)
My Brother’s War, by David Hill, 2013 (picture book)


Peter Jackson - Restored Gallipoli Film - ANZAC Day NZ Herald. 2.55