On the morning of February 25, 2013, Andrew gave the eulogy at the reburial of an unknown New Zealand soldier who died during the Battle of Messines, in June 1917.
Taking a break while walking over the NZ positions around Maleme on Crete. Here, I am at the positions held by 17 Platoon, 23rd NZ Battalion, on 20 May 1941.
Listening to my interviews with Gallipoli veterans who fought at Courtenay's Post, now the site of a war cemetery, and elsewhere on the heights above Anzac Cove.
At the Sunken Lane, near Hawthorn Ridge on the Somme battlefield of 1 July 1916. This spot was filmed by Geoffrey Malins in his film of the offensive's first day.
The NZ Memorial at s'Graventafel in Belgium. The memorial sits at the top of an incline known as Abraham Heights in 1917, which was captured by NZ soldiers in October that year. Years ago, I interviewed two veterans who fought here.
At the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing on the Somme. I was here researching a book. The names on this memorial truly are legion.
In the former trenches of the Somme being filmed for a documentary about WW1 infantry tactics. You can visit these trenches at Newfoundland Memorial Park.
Visiting the grave of Pte Ned Rouse, a close friend of a WW1 soldier that I interviewed, Sgt George Skerrett. Ned is buried at The Nek Cemetery on Gallipoli, an area made famous by the Mel Gibson film Gallipoli.
At the NZ Memorial near Longueval, with Lara. My first book was titled On My Way to the Somme, which followed a visit to the battlefield. I interviewed a couple of soldiers who fought here in 1916.