Darkness in remembrance of a dark day

The centenary of the First World War has not yet begun and already we’re seeing new and interesting forms of commemoration of the conflict.

This past weekend, the exterior of the Auckland Museum was – for the first time – not lit on the evening of Saturday 12 October “as a mark of respect to [New Zealand’s] Passchendaele losses”: during the First Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 1917, 845 New Zealanders were killed and 2,700 wounded.[1]

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