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Our People Our Century - Families at War

Television (Excerpts) – 2000

New Zealand is a nation that has been scarred by war: from the horrendous loss of lives at Gallipoli to the decimation of the 28th Māori Battalion, Kiwis have gone to war in their 1000s, and many have not returned. This Our People, Our Century edition explores the experiences of soldiers, and the families who waited at home. It also examines the long tradition of protest against war, from the anti-Vietnam movement to the more recent anti-nuclear protests. The script by Philip Temple, won a best documentary script award at the 2000 NZ TV Guide Television awards. 

I don't really remember hearing Mum and Dad grieving together over these losses. People became inured to it ... I mean there wasn't a day when somebody's son or somebody's brother, or some man wasn't being killed. And even the pictures of them in the weekly news [were] ... just another casualty list.
– An interviewee remembers World War I

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