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Penguin Book Of New Zealanders At War

Penguin Book Of New Zealanders At War

  • Author: Gavin McLean
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742288766
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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TheNew ZealandWars of the 1840s and 1860s, other nineteenth-century military encounters, theSouth AfricanWar, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, the Gulf War, modern-day peacekeeping ... The Penguin Book of New Zealanders at War contains the best, widest range of published and non-published written material on our people in warfare. This is a soldier's book - thus letters, diaries, journalists' reports, memoirs. The focus is on actual experience and on human responses to war. A vast array of personal experiences is covered, including POWs, the home front, medical/nursing efforts, as well as coverage of conscientious objectors.

New Zealanders at War

New Zealanders at War

  • Author: Michael King
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780143018650
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 272
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New Zealanders at War is a New Zealand classic. When it was first published as a hardback in the early 1980s it was widely praised and went straight to the top of the bestseller list. Covering actions from the Maori tribal wars to Operation East Timor, and including both World Wars, this book is not a glorification of war. It is instead a successful attempt to capture war's privations, squalor and horrors and to describe how ordinary New Zealanders have responded. A key feature of the book is its magnificent collection of black and white photographs.In this Penguin edition the format has been slightly reduced, the text revised by the author, and the book completely redesigned. In addition, Michael King has written a new final chapter describing peacekeeping activities overseas in which New Zealand soldiers have participated.Says Michael King: Many of the men and women who are the subject of this book were reluctant heroes and heroines. They deserve to be remembered.

Gallipoli

Gallipoli

A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials

  • Author: Ian McGibbon
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1743486898
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 160
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Gallipoli is one of the most significant sites in the story of New Zealand's First World War - a symbol of great sacrifice and camaraderie, and the heart of ongoing Anzac commemorations. Gallipoli: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials is the indispensable handbook to the history and geographic features of the campaign for a modern, general readership. Easy-to-follow and highly illustrated, it introduces the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, detailing the stories behind each and offering historical overviews of New Zealand's involvement more generally. The perfect introduction to New Zealand's Gallipoli.

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing

  • Author: Gavin McLean
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143573098
  • Category:
  • Page: 528
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Warfare, both at home and abroad, has shaped the way New Zealand defines itself: through camaraderie and courage, patriotism and politics, identity and nationhood. Soldiers writing from the front, journalists on the ground, biographers examining the lives of key figures, poets, novelists and playwrights reflecting on the experience of combat - these have all helped to form the way we think about war and so the way we think about ourselves. The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writingpresents a rich interplay of writing about our country's many military engagements. It features creative responses to conflict, such as a waiata written about an inter-tribal skirmish, short stories on the World Wars, extracts from plays and novels set in such campaigns as Chunuk Bair and Vietnam, and works by various poets, including James K. Baxter, Eileen Duggan, Denis Glover, Allen Curnow and Robert Sullivan. There are vivid accounts by journalists reporting home as well as by soldiers recalling their experiences in the trenches, the desert or in the air. Rounding out this fascinating collection are thoughtful retrospective commentaries on the impact of wars from precolonial times up to Afghanistan.

The Penguin History of New Zealand

The Penguin History of New Zealand

  • Author: Michael King
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459623754
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 724
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New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and the conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. The Penguin History of New Zealand, a new book for a new century, tells that story in all its colour and drama. The narrative that emerges in an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a 'fatal impact', coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. This book, a triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, was an unprecedented best-seller from the time of its first publication in 2003.

The Anzacs

The Anzacs

An Inside View of New Zealanders at Gallipoli

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780143572336
  • Category: Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
  • Page: 239
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"The Gallipoli campaign was one of New Zealand's darkest and most dramatic, one that resulted in a devastating loss of life and cultivated a lasting legacy of sacrifice and nationhood. This carefully chosen selection from the Auckland War Memorial Museum's extensive catalogue, with many images never published before, sheds new light on New Zealand's Anzac story. Through soldiers' amateur photography - candid, unassuming, revealing and, at times, haunting - The Anzacs charts life for those who served in Gallipoli: from leaving New Zealand and encountering an unexpected landscape to the realities of combat and dealing with death and loss. It is a book that casts an unstinting eye on the history - and the men who lived it - presenting events as they unfolded through the photographic lens. The Anzacs is a poignant, true-life account of Gallipoli, captured by those who experienced the war and not merely observed it"--Publisher information.

A History of New Zealand

A History of New Zealand

  • Author: Keith Sinclair,Raewyn Dalziel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140298758
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 396
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This vivid and entertaining history of New Zealand by the late Keith Sinclair has long been regarded as a classic, one of the most authoritative studies of this country's history. First published in 1959, A History of New Zealand has been brought up to date in this revised edition by Raewyn Dalziel, Professor of History at the University of Auckland. It brings the story up to the end of the 1990s and the election of the Labour Government in the second MMP General Election.

No Front Line

No Front Line

Inside Stories of New Zealand's Vietnam War

  • Author: Claire Hall
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143571889
  • Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Page: 304
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The Vietnam War was New Zealand's longest and most controversial military engagement of the twentieth century. No Front Lineexplores this war like never before, from the perspective of New Zealanders who were there, in their own words- on operations, on a mission for good, on orders, or simply out for adventure. It relays military, civilian and domestic histories in a narrative that is at once sincere, direct and undeniable - sometimes shocking and always absorbing. These war stories take readers on operations with gunners, infantrymen, pilots and troopers who face fear and heartbreak, and who witness the devastation of a country at war. The book also includes important reflections from non-combatant engineers, medics, aid workers and administrators; it profiles civilian and service personnel treating Vietnamese casualties in provincial hospitals; it places on record the integral role of women in Vietnam- as nurses, doctors, aid workers, journalists and entertainers. Back home in New Zealand, veterans' families recall the war's reach into the suburbs - both then and now. Personal testimonies in No Front Line are drawn from a collectionof 150 oral history interviews recorded over five years. They present a fresh perspective on New Zealand's collective experience of the Vietnam War - an episode in history that cannot be ignored

Shattered Glory

Shattered Glory

The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front

  • Author: Matthew Wright
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780143020561
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 416
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The Gallipoli campaign of 1915 destroyed New Zealand's fantasies of war as a glorious schoolboy adventure on behalf of a beloved Empire. The Western Front campaign that followed in 1916-18 gave shape to the emotional impact. It was a horror world of death and mud that destroyed the souls of the young men who fought in it. Together, these two campaigns shaped the lives of a generation of New Zealanders and have given a particular meaning to modern memory of war. In Shattered Glory, highly regarded historian Matthew Wright illuminates New Zealand's human experience during these two First World War campaigns, exploring the darker side of New Zealand's iconic symbols of national identity and explaining some of the realities behind the twenty-first century mythology. Visit Matthew Wright's website: http://www.matthewwright.net/nzhistory.htm

New Zealand and the First World War

New Zealand and the First World War

1914-1919

  • Author: Damien Fenton,Caroline Lord (Historian),Gavin McLean,Tim Shoebridge
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143569756
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 111
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'The fighting has been and is very stern and hard here, but New Zealand's lads and men have proven themselves the equal of the best soldiers of the world.' - Colonel William Malone, commander of the Wellington Battalion, Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, 15 July 1915 The first of its kind for New Zealand - a lavish, landmark production - New Zealand and the First World War dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life. Featuring over 500 images, many previously unpublished, the book comes with a host of memorabilia: fold-out maps posters booklets letters postcards The complete story of New Zealand's war is brought to life in dramatic detail - our front-line experiences overseas as well as those on the home front, from the outbreak in 1914 to demobilisation in 1919. This terrible conflict was not restricted to faraway battlefields like Gallipoli and Passchendaele - it had an unparalleled impact on New Zealand society, touching nearly every family, every street and every community. Until now, no single history has explored New Zealand's role in the First World War with such breadth and colour. A defining history for a new generation. 'This is the trailblazing history for the war's centenary. It is a brilliant achievement and one every family should have in its home . . . It answers the obvious and not so obvious questions and will delight every age. It is a triumph.' --Christopher Pugsley, New Zealand Listener

The Penguin Eyewitness History of New Zealand

The Penguin Eyewitness History of New Zealand

Dramatic First-hand Accounts from New Zealand's History

  • Author: Bob Brockie
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143018254
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 293
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Dramatic first hand accounts from New Zealand's history. A Kiwi survives the September 11 attack. The Scott Watson trial. When the Auckland lights went out. Baiting the French at Mururoa Atoll. The Share Market Crash. The 1981 Springbok Tour: from both sides. Mr Asia is rumbled. Saved from the sinking Wahine. Knocking off Mt Everest. The Tangiwai Disaster. The Waterfront Dispute. Kiwi soldiers routed in Crete. Japanese POWs mutiny in Featherstone. Cabinet hears Britain declare war on Germany. Horror in the Napier Earthquake. Landing at Gallipoli. Richard Seddon welcomes the All Blacks home. The Brunnerton Mine Disaster. Watching Minnie Dean being hanged. Trapped under Mt Tarawera ash. Signing the Treaty of Waitangi. Violence at Murderers Bay . . .

After the War

After the War

The RSA in New Zealand

  • Author: Stephen Clarke
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143574057
  • Category:
  • Page: 288
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"Kiwi soldiers fought for us in two world wars and other conflicts since. They put up with constant danger, discomfort, boredom, fear and pain. But what happened to them when they returned home? Who made sure they got a fair deal? The RSA! This is the story of an iconic by little-understood institution, from its beginnings during World War One right through to the twenty-first century. Wounded soldiers returning from the Gallipoli campaign saw a need to welcome and provide care for returning soldiers, as well as to honour those who would never return. And so the RSA was formed in 1916. Welcome, support and remembrance have always been at its heart. This book tells the RSA story, of its service in the community and place in New Zealand society for 100 years, and how it is changing to go on into the future."

Anzac

Anzac

The New Zealanders at Gallipoli

  • Author: Chris Pugsley
  • Publisher: Raupo
  • ISBN: 9781869488383
  • Category: Gallipoli (Turkey)
  • Page: 96
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A fascinating pictorial account of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli. With a highly readable text, quotations and original black and white photographs, the story of Gallipoli is brought to life.

A Bloody Road Home

A Bloody Road Home

World War Two and New Zealand's Heroic Second Division

  • Author: Christopher Pugsley
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143571896
  • Category: World War, 1939-1945
  • Page: 624
  • View: 7030
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'This is a story worth telling and deserves to be read by all New Zealanders.' --Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand A Bloody Road Home is the story of 2 New Zealand Division in World War Two. Commanded by the New Zealand-raised and educated Lieutenant General Sir Bernard 'Tiny' Freyberg, in six years of war it became one of the finest fighting divisions in the British and Commonwealth Armies. The first ever single-volume history of the Division, A Bloody Road Home is a story of trial and error, failure and success. Told in the words of the officers and soldiers who served, it charts the Division's formation in Egypt through to the campaigns of Greece, Crete and North Africa. From the battle for Tobruk to the advance on Tunis; to the onslaught up the spine of Italy from Orsogna via Monte Cassino, Florence; and to the final encounter at Trieste in 1945, no stone is left unturned. Acclaimed military historian Christopher Pugsley skilfully examines the Division's operations at a tactical and leadership level - according both praise and blame - and relays the experiences of everyday soldiers in their own words, to powerful effect. A magnificent story of New Zealand endeavour and achievement, and a landmark text in every sense of the word, A Bloody Road Home is an exacting revision of accepted history and a celebration of the men who so bravely served.

In the shadow of war

In the shadow of war

New Zealand soldiers talk about World War One and their lives

  • Author: Nicholas Boyack,Jane Tolerton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
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Empires at War

Empires at War

1911-1923

  • Author: Robert Gerwarth,Erez Manela
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198702515
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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Empires at War, 1911-1923 offers a new perspective on the history of the Great War, looking at the war beyond the generally-accepted 1914-1918 timeline, and as a global war between empires, rather than a European war between nation-states. The volume expands the story of the war both in time and space to include the violent conflicts that preceded and followed World War I, from the 1911 Italian invasion of Libya to the massive violence that followed the collapse of the Ottoman, Russian, and Austrian empires until 1923. It argues that the traditional focus on the period between August 1914 and November 1918 makes more sense for the victorious western front powers (notably Britain and France), than it does for much of central-eastern and south-eastern Europe or for those colonial troops whose demobilization did not begin in November 1918. The paroxysm of 1914-18 has to be seen in the wider context of armed imperial conflict that began in 1911 and did not end until 1923. If we take the Great War seriously as a world war, we must, a century after the event, adopt a perspective that does justice more fully to the millions of imperial subjects called upon to defend their imperial governments' interest, to theatres of war that lay far beyond Europe including in Asia and Africa and, more generally, to the wartime roles and experiences of innumerable peoples from outside the European continent. Empires at War also tells the story of the broad, global mobilizations that saw African soldiers and Chinese labourers in the trenches of the Western front, Indian troops in Jerusalem, and the Japanese military occupying Chinese territory. Finally, the volume shows how the war set the stage for the collapse not only of specific empires but of the imperial world order.

Ettie Rout

Ettie Rout

  • Author: Jane Tolerton
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1743486987
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Ettie Rout fought a battle for safer sex in the First World War - and won. She gave New Zealand the best sexual health system when its army adopted her prophylactic kit and made every soldier going on leave take one - while she was banned from the pages of the newspapers so New Zealanders wouldn't find out. In Paris, having transformed Madame Yvonne's into a safer sex brothel, she met soldiers at the railway station and convinced them to go there if they chose to have sex. Armed with a wicked sense of humour, an intolerance of hypocrisy and boundless energy, Ettie Rout proved the case for safer sex decades before the term was coined - and the soldiers loved her for it. This book celebrates an unlikely heroine of the First World War who is now internationally recognised for waging a successful public health crusade. A woman way ahead of her time.

John Curtin's War

John Curtin's War

  • Author: John Edwards
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 174377270X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 608
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This tremendous counter-point to John Howard's The Menzies Era is volume one of a major new biography of arguably our greatest (and one of our most underrated) Prime Ministers, who shaped modern Australia. Curtin was Menzies' great rival, taking over from him as Prime Minister at the start of the war with arguably a greater political legacy. Curtin - who died in office - is one of our more intriguing Prime Ministers. A slightly timid socialist boozer with a wall-eye - from WA to boot - he was the utter opposite of Menzies. Yet this quiet man made our nation into modern Australia. We think of Australia as being made in WW1, at Gallipoli, but in this landmark work of history, John Edwards shows that the Depression and WW2 were the central events to the creation of our nation. The Depression (covered in this book) taught Curtin and the nation how cruelly Britain's bankers could treat its colonies, and how great the consequent suffering. Inspired, we became the world's greatest social democratic country. WW2 (covered in volume two) taught us that we couldn't rely on Britain for militarily support either, but that America might be our new best friend. This is a major achievement, replete with tremendous scholarship and great detail, worthy of its two volumes. These two books will be the definitive word on the subject.

Der Kalte Krieg

Der Kalte Krieg

eine neue Geschichte

  • Author: John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783570550571
  • Category:
  • Page: 384
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Home

Home

Civilian New Zealanders Remember the Second World War

  • Author: Alison Parr
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143203841
  • Category: Civilians in war
  • Page: 292
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While their loved ones left to serve overseas, most New Zealanders spent the Second World War at home. This book tells the stories of those who stayed behind. Based on frank, in-depth interviews, Home reveals the reality of civilian wartime life in New Zealand during the watershed years from 1939 to 1945. Women and men remember, with disarming honesty, the experiences that unfolded for them, including chronic uncertainty, the fear of enemy invasion, the deprivations that came with rationing, and the intensity of wartime romantic relationships. Some took a pacifist stand, against the patriotic tide; others hid their embarrassment when they were excluded from military service. Most lived with the ongoing anxiety of long-distance separation from loved ones. Many endured the inevitable grief of loss. Moving, funny, heartfelt and often surprising, these are memories of ordinary lives lived in extraordinary times.