New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy
The development of New Zealand’s current relationship with Italy dates from the period of the Second World War, during which New Zealand soldiers participated in the liberation of Italy. This involvement has not been forgotten in either country and New Zealand’s role is remembered in many Italian towns and villages. In May 2004, Prime Minister Helen Clark represented New Zealand at the 60th commemoration of the battle of Monte Cassino.
In Italy, ANZAC Day ceremonies are held every year in Rome on 25 April.
Detailed information on New Zealanders buried in WW1 and WW2 cemeteries in Italy can be accessed via the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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