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On Saturday 19th of July these fire engines were preparing to join "D" section as part of the peace procession held to celebrate the end of World War One. These celebrations were held on July 19-21 1919 in Palmerston North. On Saturday the 19th of July at 9.30 am a 21 Gun Salute under the director of Col. McDonald was executed. Later speeches were given at the Show Grounds. On Monday - Children's Day - 21st of July as a procession was undertaken through Palmerston North to the Show Grounds, 500 pigeons symbolising peace were released from the oval.

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Image
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2014P_A114_009589
Title
Peace Procession
Format
B&W print
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Collection A 114
Date
1919

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