Names like Gallipoli and Passchendaele are almost as well known as that of World War One itself. They are synonymous with the hardship that was experienced, and the immense courage shown, by those fighting on each side.

The France Contingents tour of battlefields in Belgium as part of the World War 100 (WW100) commemorative events and programme.
The France Contingents tour of battlefields in Belgium as part of the World War 100 (WW100) commemorative events and programme.
Image: New Zealand Defence Force

Campaigns like Gallipoli and Passchendaele left a permanent mark on those who served in them, and played a key part in forging our national identity. Like the soldiers who fought and died, the campaigns of WW1 will never be forgotten in New Zealand – commemorated as they are through memorials and place names  throughout the country.