In tis documentary, Outrageous Fortune actor Robyn Malcolm visits the towns of Passchendaele and Ypres in Belgium. Both are near the cemetery where her great uncle, Private George Salmond, is buried. Salmond, an ANZAC signaler, was among the 18,500 New Zealand casualties of World War One. He was killed in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, a victim of a battle recognised as a tragedy of poor planning and preparation. In these excerpts, local war experts pay tribute to the New Zealand soldiers' mettle, and Malcolm looks at the site, and reflects on Uncle George and his sacrifice on foreign whenua.
Made with funding from NZ On Air