The Battle of Le Quesnoy — exploring the Alexander Turnbull Library holdings
- Date: Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
12:10pm to 1:00pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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The Battle of Le Quesnoy — New Zealand's most important victory
The WW100 website describes The Battle of Le Quesnoy, in northern France on 4 November 1918, as one of New Zealand’s most important victories in World War 1, and the last.
A few days after the liberation of the town, the Armistice ending the First World War was signed in Compiègne, France. The liberation of Le Quesnoy is still anchored in the memory of New Zealanders and the people of the town.
To mark the centenary of this major event, Turnbull research librarian Gillian Headifen explores the collections to identify material relating to the Battle and the people involved.
About the speaker
Gillian Headifen is the Research Librarian Oral History in the Alexander Turnbull Library’s Research Enquiries team, and has worked in the Library for 17 years.
She has previously given talks in the Family History series on the Battle of Messines, the sinking of the Marquette, and the use of oral history for family history research.