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Culminating incident in the New Zealanders' fighting record in France the storming of Le Quesnoy, on November 4 last.

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AWNS-19190327-32-2

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Date
27 March 1919

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
World War, 1914-1918, Handguns, Rifles, Bricks, Ladders, France, Le Quesnoy, Soldiers, Walls, German ArmyWorld War, 1914-1918HandgunsRiflesBricksLaddersFranceLe QuesnoySoldiersWallsGerman Army
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 27 March 1919 p032

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Showing New Zealand soldiers storming the damaged brick ramparts of Le Quesnoy by ladder. Two soldiers have reached the top and are firing on the German soldiers below. Another soldier has reached the top of the wooden scaling ladder and kneels on the edge of the parapet, while two others are climbing. The storming and capture of Le Quesnoy is regarded as one of the most outstanding feats of World War I.