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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.

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.

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

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.

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

Gallipoli

Gallipoli

  • Author: Peter FitzSimons
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0593076699
  • Category:
  • Page: 848
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On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail... To this day, Turkey regards the victory as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would come to signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated allies, in particular the Australians and New Zealanders: the birth of their countriesâe(tm) sense of nationhood. Now, in the year that marks its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign (commemorated each year on 25 April, Anzac Day), resonates with significance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the campaign (which was minor when compared to the overall scale of the First World War: Australian deaths were less than a sixth of their losses on the Western Front) are often forgotten or obscured. Now the celebrated journalist and author Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disastrous campaign as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.

The Anzacs

The Anzacs

Gallipoli to the Western Front

  • Author: Peter Andreas Pedersen
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143008460
  • Category: World War, 1914-1918
  • Page: 512
  • View: 8948
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1918 on the Western Front. At no other time has Australia so influenced the course of world history. In the worst crisis of World War I the Germans had a cut a wide swathe through the British line. The Australians knew their hour had come. 'Fini retreat', they boldly announced as they marched to a halt the Germans at Amiens. Then it was their turn to advance, driving the enemy remorselessly before them, as the shock troops of the British Army. This important book traces the evolution of the Australian Imperial Force from the enthusiastic amateurs of Gallipoli to the skilled warriors of the Western Front, where fighting in conditions of unspeakable horror and brutality they won their legendary reputation as 'the best infantrymen of the war and perhaps of all time'. By war's end the Australian Corps - a mere 9 per cent of the total British force - accounted for 22 per cent of total captures: a massive, and disproportionate, contribution to victory. Combining detailed battle narratives with soldiers' accounts, Peter Pedersen moves from Gallipoli through Palestine to the Western Front, graphically re-creating the campaigns of a war in which over 200 000 Australians - two out of every three combatants - were killed or wounded. Including the New Zealanders at every stage, he also covers the war in the air and at sea, in dressing posts and hospitals, and on a home front devastated by casualty rates and riven over conscription. Illustrated with photographs and artworks, this epic work recalls to memory the forgotten heroes, and the bloody campaigns, of a war that brought glory to the Australian nation but tragedy to every Australian family. 'This book brings a vivid reality to a war that is etched in Australian history.' Daily Advertiser 'Fit to become the standard modern work on the AIF in World War I.' The Age 'The Anzacs is a significant and successful attempt to bring a turbulent period in Australian history into context.' Townsville Bulletin 'Peter Pedersen's contribution is on an epic scale. His is a staggering, wonderful, terrifying book.' Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

Fairness and Freedom

Fairness and Freedom

A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States

  • Author: David Hackett Fischer
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199832706
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 629
  • View: 9810
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Explores why the political similarities between New Zealand and the United States--including democratic politics, mixed-enterprise economies, a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law and more--have taken on different forms.

New Zealand's Great War

New Zealand's Great War

New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War

  • Author: John Crawford,Ian McGibbon
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1927147344
  • Category: History
  • Page: 702
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This book is a collection of essays arising out of the OCyZealandiaOCOs Great WarOCO conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians from New Zealand and around the world, various aspects of New ZealandOCOs involvement in World War One are discussed. Subjects include the Pioneer Maori Battalion, women who opposed the war, the early years of the RSA, Gallipoli, the infantry on the Somme, New ZealandOCOs involvement in the naval war, prostitution and the New Zealand soldier, the Home Defence, religion in the First World War, and the Armistice. New ZealandOCOs Great War is a fascinating miscellany of informed comment on and insight into the event that did most to shape New Zealand as a nation. Contributors include New ZealandOCOs own Chris Pugsley, Glyn Harper, Terry Kinloch, Monty Soutar, Megan Hutching, Vincent Orange and Bronwyn Dalley, as well as Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Jennifer Keene, Jenny McLeod, Pierre Purseigle, Peter Stanley and Gary Sheffield from overseas."

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
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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.

Paradise Reforged

Paradise Reforged

  • Author: James Belich
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742288235
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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This book is the eagerly awaited companion to Professor James Belich's acclaimed Making Peoples, published in New Zealand, Britain and the United States in 1996. Making Peoples was hailed as a turning point in the writing of New Zealand history.Paradise Reforged picks up where Making Peoples left off, taking the story of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the end of the twentieth century. It begins with the search for 'Better Britain' and ends by analysing the modern Maori resurgence, the new Pakeha consciousness, and the implications of a reinterpreted past for New Zealand's future. Along the way the book deals with subjects ranging from sport and sex to childhood and popular culture.Critics hailed Making Peoples as 'brilliant' and 'the most ambitious book yet written on this country's past'. Paradise Reforged, its successor, adopts a similarly incisive, original sweep across the New Zealand historical landscape in confronting the myths of the past.

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.

Wars Without End

Wars Without End

The Land Wars in Nineteenth Century New Zealand

  • Author: Danny Keenan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780143011224
  • Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Page: 326
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From the earliest days of the European settlement in New Zealand, argues historian Danny Keenan in this book, Maori struggled to hold on to their land. Tensions began early, arising from disputed land sales. When open conflict between Maori and Imperial forces broke out in the 1840s and 1860s, the struggles intensified. For both sides, land was at the heart of the conflict. When the fighting was over, the 'wars' for land spilled into the courts. This is the first book to approach this subject from a Maori point of view, focussing on the Maori resolve to maintain possession of customary lands. Written by a senior Maori historian, Wars Without Ends describes the Maori reasons for fighting 'the Land Wars', placing these conflicts in the context of the Maori struggle to retain their sovereign estates. The Land Wars were quickly forgotten by Pakeha, says Keenan. But for Maori, these longstanding struggles constituted 'wars without end'.

Wrestling With The Angel

Wrestling With The Angel

  • Author: Michael King
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742288278
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 584
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Janet Frame, born in 1924, is New Zealand's most celebrated and least public author. Her early life in small South Island towns seemed, at times, engulfed in a tide of doom: one brother still-born, another epileptic; two sisters dead of heart failure while swimming; Frame herself committed to mental hospitals for the best part of a decade. Later, her surviving sister was temporarily felled in adulthood by a stroke, an uncle cut his throat and a cousin shot his lover, his lover's parents and then himself. . This, then, is an inspiring biography of a woman who climbed out of an abyss of unhappiness to take control of her life and become one of the great writers of her time. And to enable her biographer to write this book scrupulously and honestly, Janet Frame spoke for the first time about her whole life. She also made available her personal papers and directed her family and friends to be equally communicative. The result is a biography of astonishing intimacy and frankness.

Enemy Camp

Enemy Camp

  • Author: David Hill
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1743487169
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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'We knew straightaway that something was happening. Extra men in khaki uniforms stood at the main gates. Behind the wire, figures in blue sat on the ground. None of the usual moving around, washing up, wrestling, anything like that. Just rows of prisoners, sitting silently.' It's 1942, and the tiny farming town of Featherston is about to receive hundreds of Japanese soldiers into its prisoner-of-war camp. Ewen, whose dad is a guard there, can't stop wondering about the enemy just down the road. Some say the captives are evil and cruel and should be treated harshly - or shot. But when Ewen and his friends ride out to the camp to peep through the barbed wire, the POWs just seem like . . . well, people. Then a new group from a captured warship arrives and the mood in the camp darkens. Guards and inmates begin to clash. As tension builds the boys are told to stay away. But on 25 February 1943, Ewen and his friends are there at the moment the storm breaks - and terrible, unforgettable events unfold before their eyes.

History, Heritage, and Colonialism

History, Heritage, and Colonialism

Historical Consciousness, Britishness, and Cultural Identity in New Zealand, 1870-1940

  • Author: Kynan Gentry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0719089212
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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History, heritage and colonialism offers an internationally relevant examination of the nexus between empire and colonial identity, by exploring the politics of history-making and interest in preserving the material remnants of the past in late nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial society. It covers both indigenous pasts, and those of European origin. Focusing on New Zealand, but also looking at the Australian and Canadian experiences, it explores how different groups and political interests have sought to harness historical narrative in support of competing visions of identity and memory. Considering this within the frames of the local and national as well as imperial, the book offers a valuable critique of the study of colonial identity-making and colonial cultures of colonisation, which to date have tended to focus almost exclusively on the idea of 'the nation', and given particular weight to so-called 'high' cultural forms such as art, literature and poetry. History, heritage and colonialism, by comparison, seeks to highlight the complex network of separate and often conflicting influences upon national identity, ranging from the individual, to the community, to the national, to the transnational. The study of colonial nationalism, furthermore, needs to be understood in relation to the importance of identity in so-called 'new nations', where parallel to conscious efforts to establish legitimacy through the identification of a distinct heritage, the cultural baggage of imperial ideologies typically saw settler societies view themselves as countries 'without history'. Offering important insights for societies negotiating the legacy of a colonial past in a global present, this book will be of particular value to all those concerned with museum, heritage, and tourism studies, and imperial history, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as among scholars in these fields. It will also be of interest to a wider public interested in heritage and the history of museums.