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Great War Stories - Lady Liverpool Television (Full Length Episode) – 2014 Documentary War

Great War Stories - Lady Liverpool

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2014 Documentary War

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In 2014 a series of short documentaries began screening on 3 News, describing Kiwi experiences in World War I. This debut item tells the home front story of Annette Liverpool, wife of the Governor of NZ, and her wartime charity work. In 1914 she founded the Lady Liverpool League, providing comfort parcels and support services for Kiwi soldiers on the front lines. League groups formed throughout the country, inspired by Her Excellency’s Knitting Book: “We all must do our bit; The men go forth to battle, The women wait — and knit.”

Nearly all [schoolchildren] became such good knitters that they could watch the blackboard and take in the lesson while still keeping the needles going.
– From archive material in the film