After the Germans were cleared from the walls, Averill was sent forward to investigate.
Stationed in Cologne, New Zealand soldiers acted as occupiers, but got on well with the German inhabitants.
Even with the war nearly over, and the Germans near exhaustion, casualties still mounted.
After the capture of the town, a special bond was formed, which continues to this day.
Like many soldiers during the final weeks, McKenzie had been anticipating Germany’s surrender.
Before Le Quesnoy fell, Nimmo helped mop up German defenders, with a couple of close calls.
Useful resources for those looking for more information.
A selection of First World War vocabulary and common phrases.
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