Berry Boys: Portraits of World War One Soldiers and Families

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Authors: Michael Fitzgerald and Claire Regnault

Extent: 256pp
Format: Hardback
Publication date: August 2014

A discovery of over 3,000 photographic plates from the early 20th century has transpired to the remarkable Berry & Co collection. Amongst the studio portraits in the collection are around 130 showing ordinary World War One servicemen. But who were they? What happened to them in the war? Do they have any descendants still alive? If so, Te Papa wanted to make contact to learn more about their lives. On 29 September 2013, TVNZ’s Sunday programme spread the word, and a remarkable public response helped reunite many soldiers with their identities.  A new TVNZ documentary, Berry Boys: The Speakers for the Dead, about the Berry soldiers’ stories will screen later in 2014.

Published to coincide with the documentary, Berry Boysfeatures the full collection of these remarkable photographs, accompanied by the carefully researched stories of the soldiers and their loved ones, offering a poignant snapsh

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