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SACRIFICE ON THE SOMME

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa makes an emotional pilgrimage to the bloodiest battlefield of World War I to reflect on the sacrifice made by the Maori Pioneer Battalion. The opera superstar and her young protégé Kawiti Waetford travel to the killing fields of the Somme to unpick the story of the bloody battle that saw 2000 New Zealanders lose their lives and a further 6000 wounded in just two months. Joined by expert military historians and scholars, the documentary is a riveting and at times harrowing account.