Thursday, 11 January 2018

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)

Activity 2:  A Call to Arms
Over the course of WWII, approximately 140,000 New Zealanders were sent overseas to serve in the war. Many were sent to fight in huge battles, including the Battle of the Atlantic that lasted for 2064 days (over 5 years)! The Battle of the Atlantic came to an end in 1943, in large part due to the heroic efforts of people like Lloyd Trigg, a pilot from New Zealand. He was awarded a special medal from the New Zealand Government for his bravery. It is called a Victoria Cross (‘VC’ for short). A total of 22 New Zealanders have been awarded VCs.

Click on this link to find a list of VC winners. Choose one from the Second World War, and read about him. On your blog tell us about him. Who was he? What did he do to earn a Victoria Cross medal?

Lioyd Trigg: 
He was a Bomber pilot.He won award for sinking a German Submarine off the coast of West Africa.
He is a VC winner Lioyd Trigg  even  Trigg and his crew  perished  during the attack.

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Hazel,

    Super work finding out how Lloyd Trigg won his Victoria Cross. It is very sad to think that such a brave man has lost his life because of war, however I'm sure that his family are very proud of his sacrifice and I bet the VC award is a good way for them to remember him.

    Hazel, it would be really awesome if you tried to use more of your own words in your blog posts. This makes your learning more meaningful and it means that the work is really done by you. I know you've worked hard to find this information about Lloyd Trigg, but I'd like you to try give it another go and use more of your own words. I know you can do this! When you have given it another go, let me know and I will award you the full points.

    I look forward to reading more of your own words! Keep up the great blogging!

    Noho ora mai,

    Emiely :)