25 Apr 2024

All Blacks at War | Documentary

From All Blacks at War, 6:00 am on 25 April 2024

Geo-Restriction: This documentary is currently only available if you're watching in New Zealand.

Series Classification: PG (Parental Guidance)

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 was be released on Anzac Day 2024.

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

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Listen to the radio version after the Dawn Service on RNZ National, stream on www.rnz.co.nz/1914, or watch on TVNZ 1 at midday.

Andrew Mehrtens at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

Andrew Mehrtens at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension Photo: Homegrown Pictures

Frank Wilson's grave with an Auckland Grammar School First XV jersey, at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

Frank Wilson's grave with an Auckland Grammar School First XV jersey, at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension Photo: Homegrown Pictures

Andrew Mehrtens signing the visitor's book at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension

Andrew Mehrtens signing the visitor's book at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Photo: Homegrown Pictures

The Messines Right New Zealand Memorial to the Missing

The Messines Right New Zealand Memorial to the Missing Photo: Homegrown Pictures

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