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Armistice in Cambridge is the largest commemorative event in New Zealand, that marks the Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice between the Allied nations and the German Empire in 1918, ending the First World War. As well as the official memorial ceremony at the Cambridge Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday – the closest Sunday to the 11th of November, the history and pageantry of New Zealand’s military past is also recognised, through the displaying of militaria, old and new – from tanks and trucks and weapons and uniforms, through to aircraft, helicopters, boats, models and all manner of other displays.
A popular feature of the Armistice in Cambridge weekend, is the battle re-enactments, designed to demonstrate the various weapons, tactics and battles that have been fought in the past. As well as featuring World War One and World War Two scenarios, these re-enactments also include demonstrating Kiwi involvement in the South African War, New Zealand Wars of the 1800’s, the Vietnam War, and more. Displays of even further back to the ancestry of many Kiwis, shows battles involving Romans, Vikings and other such interesting combatant clans of history past. Please feel free to contact the team with any queries you might have, and drop in to out Facebook page for more information.