It’s just over a month since the launch of Médaillé Extraordinaire in Picardy, France. The exhibition about New Zealander Lieutenant-Colonel James Waddell’s flamboyant life in France’s Foreign Legion coincides with centenary commemorations of the Battle of the Somme.
The exhibition, produced in New Zealand by Story Shop and supported by the New Zealand-France Friendship, received wide-ranging media coverage at home and in Europe. Please click here to view.
We have also been moved by some of the feedback received from France. For those who can parler français:
We’d like to pay tribute to all of those who have helped pull this project together over the last seven years. This little known story of a ‘boy’ from Cromwell, Central Otago, is being shared for the first time with people of all ages in the Santerre region of Picardy, France. Your support has made this possible.
Curator Jasmine Millet's remerciements go to:
Capitaine Jean Michon
Ambassade de France en Nouvelle-Zélande
Alliance Française d’Auckland
Marie-Thérèse & Charles Millet