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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 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 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 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.

Projekt Orphan

Projekt Orphan

Agenten-Thriller

  • Author: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 3959676689
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Evan Smoak ist der "Nowhere Man". Ein geflüsterter Name unter Kriminellen, den manche für einen Spuk halten. Er hilft denen, die keinen Ausweg mehr haben. Dies ist seine Art sich seine Menschlichkeit zu erhalten, nachdem er jahrelang unter dem Decknamen "Orphan X" im geheimen Auftrag der US-Regierung getötet hat. Während er einer Jugendlichen hilft, den Fängen eines Mädchenhändlerrings zu entkommen, wird er überwältigt und entführt. Jetzt muss Evan all sein Können aufbringen, um sich selber zu befreien, bevor es zu spät ist ... Denn es gilt weiterhin sein 10. Gebot: Lasse niemals einen Unschuldigen sterben. "Mit der Fortsetzung von ,Orphan X‘ ist Hurwitz wieder ein außergewöhnlicher Thriller gelungen. Fesselnd von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite, setzt er diesmal, was die Spannung betrifft, sogar noch eins drauf." bn Bibliothekksnachrichten "Orphan X ist waffenfähiges Thrillermaterial eines modernen Meisters" The Guardian "Spannung, die einen die ganze Nacht nägelkauend wach sein lässt." Harlan Coben "Orphan X ist herausragend. Ein smarter, stylisher, state-of-the-art-Thriller." Washington Post

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.

After the War

After the War

The RSA in New Zealand

  • Author: Stephen Clarke
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143574057
  • Category:
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6564
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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."

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

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: 544
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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.

The Penguin book of New Zealand verse

The Penguin book of New Zealand verse

  • Author: Allen Curnow
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: New Zealand poetry (Collections)
  • Page: 339
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Miracle at St. Anna

Miracle at St. Anna

  • Author: James McBride
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440633487
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Look out for McBride's new book, Five-Carat Soul From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography. James McBride’s powerful memoir, The Color of Water, was a groundbreaking literary phenomenon that transcended racial and religious boundaries, garnering unprecedented acclaim and topping bestseller lists for more than two years. Now McBride turns his extraordinary gift for storytelling to fiction—in a universal tale of courage and redemption inspired by a little-known historic event. In Miracle at St. Anna, toward the end of World War II, four Buffalo Soldiers from the Army’s Negro 92nd Division find themselves separated from their unit and behind enemy lines. Risking their lives for a country in which they are treated with less respect than the enemy they are fighting, they discover humanity in the small Tuscan village of St. Anna di Stazzema—in the peasants who shelter them, in the unspoken affection of an orphaned child, in a newfound faith in fellow man. And even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, they—and we—learn to see the small miracles of life. This acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture directed by Spike Lee.

A New Zealand Book of Beasts

A New Zealand Book of Beasts

Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life

  • Author: Annie Potts
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1869407733
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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A New Zealand Book of Beasts is a groundbreaking examination of the interactions between humans and 'nonhuman animals' - both real and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, popular culture, historiography, media and everyday life. Structured in four parts - Animal Icons, Animal Companions, Art Animals and Controversial Animals - the Book of Beasts touches on topics as diverse as moa-hunting and the SPCA, pest-control and pet-keeping, whaling and whale-watching; on species ranging from sheep to sperm whales and from pekapeka to possums; and on the works of authors and artists as various as Samuel Butler and Witi Ihimaera, Lady Mary Anne Barker and Janet Frame, Michael Parekowhai and Don Binney, Bill Hammond and Fiona Pardington. In examining through literature, art and culture the ways New Zealanders use and abuse, shape and are shaped by, glorify and co-opt, and describe and imagine animals, the authors tell us a great deal about our society and culture: how we understand our own identities and those of others; how we regard, inhabit and make use of the natural world; and how we think about what to buy, eat, wear, watch and read. This is an engaging, original and scholarly rigorous book of cultural criticism and a thoughtful addition to New Zealand literature.

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 . . .

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

Lives We Leave Behind

Lives We Leave Behind

  • Author: Maxine Alertio
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742532691
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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In July 1915 the hospital ship Maheno leaves Wellington with seventy New Zealand nurses on board. Addie Harrington and Meg Dutton are assigned to the same cabin. Quiet and cautious, Addie is taken aback by her impetuous, fun-loving roommate. The two women seem to have little in common other than a desire to serve their country. But as they care for injured and dying soldiers in Egypt and France, they discover that deep connections can develop under unusual circumstances. When Meg meets British surgeon Wallace Madison, she falls for him immediately and amidst the chaos of overloaded military hospitals they embark on an intense love affair. Addie suspects Wallace has much to hide and fears the relationship will destroy her friend. Maxine Alterio brings a novelist's eye to the startling story of New Zealand's World War I nurses. I was enthralled and moved by the lives of these women and their experiences of war. Laurence Fearnley, award-winning novelist

Shadows of Anzac

Shadows of Anzac

An Intimate History of Gallipoli

  • Author: David W. Cameron
  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
  • ISBN: 1922132187
  • Category: Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
  • Page: 352
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On 25 April 1915, with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) below the slopes of Sari Bair on the Gallipoli peninsula, the ANZAC legend was born. Nine months later, having suffered thousands of casualties from disease, hand-to-hand fighting, bombing, sniping and forlorn charges across no man's land, the politicians and senior military commanders in London called it quits. While the Turks also suffered terribly, they at least emerged victorious. The fighting at Anzac was not restricted to the ANZACs and Turks alone. British troops also fought at Anzac from the earliest days of the invasion and large numbers of British and Indian troops were committed to the Anzac sector during the failed August offensive designed to break the stalemate. The invasion was also supported by large numbers of men - often noncombatants - who performed vital roles. Naval beach officers kept logistics operating in some form of 'orderly' fashion; Indian mule handlers moved supplies of food, water and ammunition to the front lines; and medical staff and army chaplains worked on the beach, caring for the wounded and the dead. All these men were frequently under fire from the Turkish battery known as 'Beachy Bill'. Others surveyed the narrow beachhead and bored deep holes for drinking water; signalers tried desperately to establish and maintain communications; and the gunners hunted the battlefield for suitable places to site their guns. Off the peninsula, but just as vital, were the nursing and medical staff on the hospital ships, at Lemnos, Alexandria, Cairo and Malta, and the airmen who flew above the battlefield spotting for the navy and artillery. Shadows of Anzac: An intimate history of Gallipoli tells the story of the 'ordinary' men and women who participated in the Gallipoli campaign from April to December 1915 and gave the Anzac legend meaning. Drawing on letters, diaries and other primary and secondary sources, David Cameron provides an intimate and personal perspective of Anzac, a richly varied portrayal that describes the absurdity, monotony and often humor that sat alongside the horrors of the bitter fight to claim the peninsula.