Preview Clips

Preview a few of the films that feature on the For King & Country programme. More World War I films are available to view online at

The New Zealand Field Artillery in France


This extract was filmed on the Western Front in Christmas 1917 by the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) Cameraman Harry Sanders. It shows NZEF gunners being issued Christmas parcels by the Battery Quartermaster Sergeant, and ends with an extended sequence of two 18 pounder guns in the snow firing at an intense rate.

R. Hayward Home Movie


Rob Millington has tea at his Wellington home with his fiancée Daisy. Soon after this film was made Millington signed up to serve with the merchant navy as a wireless operator. Learn more about this film.

Otago Expeditionary Force Section 1


The farewell for the soldiers of the Otago and Southland Section of the Main Body of the NZEF, Tahuna Park, Dunedin. Learn more about this film.

Inspection of the New Zealand and Australian Division in Egypt


The First Māori Contingent perform the haka “Te Kāhu Pōkere” in Egypt. Learn more about this film.

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