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News of their comrades success in France: disabled soldiers on their return to Auckland reading the account of the New Zealanders' victory at Messines.

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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21 June 1917

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World War, 1914-1918, Returned servicemen, Military uniforms, Soldiers, New Zealand ArmyWorld War, 1914-1918Returned servicemenMilitary uniformsSoldiersNew Zealand Army
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 21 June 1917 p031

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Showing two returned New Zealand soldiers reading a newspaper while a third looks on. Reportedly they are reading about the part played by the New Zealand Division in a successful attack on the Messines Ridge in Flanders on 7 June 1917.