Great War Stories: Leonard Hart

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Digital items relating the Great War Story video about Leonard Hart: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/video/leonard-hart-great-war-story Passchendaele represents the blackest day in New Zealand’s history. Far more New Zealanders died in a few hours on the morning of 12 October 1917 than any other day in the country’s known history. Leonard Hart was one of the New Zealand soldiers engaged in the battle that day. His letter to his parents which was smuggled out to avoid military censorship is the most vivid extant record of the horrors of the battle. See more Great War Stories here http://firstworldwar.govt.nz/great-war-stories

Leonard Hart at Trentham Camp, 1915

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No 51 pill box at Zonnebeke, Belgium

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Shell burst at Passchendaele Ridge

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Gun crew in mud at Passchendaele

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Hellfire Corner, Passchendaele, Belgium

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