04 August 2014

Parliament commemorates the 100th anniversary of WW1

Photographs from this morning's ceremony on Parliament's steps, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I - or at least, the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the war. Due to the time difference and the delay in telegraphy, New Zealand didn't formally declare war on Germany until 5 August 1914. The occasion was marked by the first 100-gun salute in New Zealand since the coronation of George V in 1911.

The crowd gathered at Parliament

Remembering the fallen

Cavalry trooper in WW1 battledress

Infantry trooper in WW1 battledress

Hewett Humphrey reads the King's telegram from 1914

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key

WW1 cavalry trooper boots & spurs

RNZAF band sergeant

The Leader of the Opposition, Hon David Cunliffe

16 Field Regt's 100-gun salute
Post a Comment