Otaki Remembers World War I focuses on Gallipoli, as 25 April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove.
After eight months of battles and heavy losses, the troops had to be evacuated. Gallipoli was a costly failure; the Allies suffered 141,547 casualties of which 44,150 died; Turkey had 251,309 casualties of which 86,692 died. New Zealand had around 8,000 casualties, of which 2,779 died.
Otaki just after the war is also featured. Even after the war ended, the disasters were not over; the world-wide influenza pandemic of late 1918 killed 8,500 New Zealanders. Come and find out more about it.