Case Study

Le Quesnoy

Le Quesnoy

Flagmakers flags flown at the Le Quesnoy Commemorations.

Just a week before the end of the First World War in November 1918, the New Zealand Division captured the French town of Le Quesnoy. It was the New Zealanders' last major action in the war. To this day, the town of Le Quesnoy continues to mark the important role that New Zealand played in its history. Streets are named after New Zealand places, there is a New Zealand memorial and a primary school bears the name of a New Zealand soldier. Visiting New Zealanders are sure to receive a warm welcome from the locals.

Source: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/le-quesnoy/new-zealand-and-le-quesnoy