This year's Anzac Day commemorations will look a lot different than we're used to. There will be no Last Post played at Gallipoli, no New Zealanders making the pilgrimage to Europe to pay their respects and, back home, for the first time, communal dawn services are cancelled around the country.

But that doesn't stop us honouring the veterans and fallen Anzacs who fought for our safety. In tribute to them, this story tells of a journey last year to the Western Front, and the modern Kiwi connections keeping the Anzac memory alive.

In a dark, still Belgian museum, a forest of imploring arms stretches towards the ceiling. A backdrop of ghostly trees stripped bare by conflict plays out on a wall behind the anguished limbs.

Helen Pollock's moving artwork Falls the Shadow at Memorial Museum Passchendaele. Photo/ Andrew Stone
Helen Pollock's moving artwork Falls the Shadow at Memorial Museum Passchendaele. Photo/ Andrew Stone

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