National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Freyberg Gallery

Freyberg Gallery

Le Quesnoy: A Liberated Town

Liberation celebration of Le Quesnoy, illustration by Jenny Cooper from the book Le Quesnoy: The story of the town New Zealand saved written by Glyn Harper.

100 years on, this exhibition examines the heroic liberation of the French town Le Quesnoy on 4th November 1918 by the New Zealand Rifle Brigade and other Kiwi units at the end of World War I.

Inspired by the book Le Quesnoy: The story of the town New Zealand saved written by Glyn Harper and illustrated by Jenny Cooper, the exhibition brings the story to life in a 3D version of the town as illustrated in the book. Together with artefacts from the museum’s collection and a recreation of the book via touchscreen the exhibition helps tell the story leading up to, during and after the liberation.

Now open.