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Series Classification: PG (Parental Guidance) | Produced for RNZ & TVNZ by Homegrown TV

Thirteen former All Blacks died in WWI.  All Blacks at War brings their stories to life through military historian Dr. Chris Pugsley, ONZM, and former All Black Andrew Mehrtens. MNZM.

Mehrts travels the Western Front, grave to grave.  Along the way, he connects with others who also have connections to these men: be they schools in NZ, former All Blacks playing in France, or a town that was liberated by Kiwi soldiers in WWI and has never forgotten.

All Blacks at War was produced by Homegrown TV and was released on Anzac Day 2024.

Video Credits

Malcom Sines
Adrian Hollay, Peter van Straten, Rhian Sheehan, Royal New Zealand Navy Band
Ella Dobson, David McAndrew
Narration Record
Angus Torode
Editor & Sound Mix
Malcolm Sines
Dialogue Mix (RNZ)
Rangi Powick
Jude Dobson, Malcom Sines
Jude Dobson
Network Executives
Tim Burnell (RNZ)
Jude Callen (TVNZ)

Andrew Mehrtens at Jum Turtill's grave

Andrew Mehrtens at Jum Turtill's grave Photo: Homegrown Pictures