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Experiences of the Great War

Douglas Haig and William Massey

  • Douglas Haig with three men, including New Zealand Prime Minister
    Douglas Haig second from right, with Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930), a member of the New Zealand National Government and ex-Prime Minister, and the Rt Hon William Massey (1865-1925), New Zealand's Prime Minister at the time (sworn in 12 August 1915). During the First World War over 124,000 of the New Zealand population joined the army. Seventeen thousand were killed. See also: Zoomable version in the NLS Digital Gallery

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