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Great War Stories 3 - Gallipoli tortoise Television (Full Length Episode) – 2016 Documentary War

Great War Stories 3 - Gallipoli tortoise

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2016 Documentary War

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This edition of Great War Stories accompanies author Shona Riddell to Berhampore Primary School in Wellington, where she reads her story of a pet tortoise that she grew up with. It was taken from the trenches of Gallipoli by a soldier, gifted to hospital nurse Nora Hughes (Riddell’s great aunt), then transported to New Zealand, where the tortoise’s adventures didn’t end: he made local news on a walkabout to Mangatainoka Brewery. The series of short documentaries screened during TV3’s nightly news, as part of centennial commemorations of World War l.

I don't think people should get killed in war.
– Henry, from Berhampore Primary School