Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016
WIFT member Anna Cottrell of AC Productions' seven part series of Great War Stories is starting on TV3's Newshub 18 April - 24 April.
It is Anna's third series for TV3 of mini documentaries telling often searing stories of loss and courage. None celebrate war in any way.
The stories cover - a great grandson reads his great grandfather's love letters. A local author writes a children's story about the tortoise she grew up with. Her relative, a nurse, was given him by a soldier wounded at Gallipoli. And there's the story of NZ's first and only West Indian All Black who played rugby in France near the end of the war.
Antonia Prebble tells the story of the tragic sinking of the troop-carrying ship, the Marquette with New Zealand nurses on board.
Once screened on TV3's Newshub the stories will be available On Demand and on the Culture and Heritage website