17 Oct 2018

Ngā Taonga: WW1 armistice centenary

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:33 pm on 17 October 2018

Next month there will be celebrations worldwide to mark the centenary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

The tragic irony was that simultaneously with the Armistice, millions of people were being infected by the global influenza pandemic, one of the deadliest disease outbreaks in human history, which killed at least 50 million people worldwide.

In the sound archives of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision there are many recordings of memories of this momentous period. If you want to learn more, check out 198 radio documentary The Great Plague

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