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Acts of Valour: the History of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand

Profiles in courage - the definitive history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand, fully updated in this new edition. For 150 years the highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry has bee..

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ANZAC Day Origins


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April 25, 1915: 'The Most Glorious Day of My Life'

On April 25, 1915, in the famous Battle of the Landing at what became known as Anzac Cove, Lieutenant Spencer Westmacott of the Auckland Infantry Battalion was seriously wounded. However, he survived ..

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At the Italian Frontiers: Episodes and Recollections: Wartime Italy 1941-45
Big Show: New Zealanders, D-Day and the War in Europe

More than 10,000 New Zealand servicemen were on active duty with the RAF and the Royal Navy at the time of the D-Day landings, in June 1944. Until now, the role played by these men has been largely un..

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Bloody Gallipoli : The New Zealanders' Story


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Bloody Road Home: World War Two & New Zealand's Heroic Second Division

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 beca..

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Brotherhood So Splendid


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Charles Bean's Gallipoli

Charles Bean and Gallipoli are forever closely bound. Serving as the official Australian war correspondent from the landing to the evacuation, Charles Bean was able to dedicate his days and nights to ..

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Defending Gallipoli: The Turkish Story

Based on exclusive access to Turkish archives, Defending Gallipoli reveals how the Turks reacted and defended Gallipoli. Author and Turkish-language expert Harvey Broadbent spent five years translatin..

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Desert Anzacs: The Forgotten Wars in the Deserts of Egypt, Palestine and North Africa

Almost everyone has heard of Lawrence of Arabia. Yet few know that the Anzacs gave 'life-blood' to Lawrence and the Arab armies. Without Anzac assistance, Lawrence may well have failed. We've been sat..

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Desert War: The Battle of Sidi Rezegh

Sir Geoffrey Cox described Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya over November and December 1941, as 'the forgotten battle of the Desert War'. The objective of Crusader was to retake ..

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Devils on Horses: In the Words of the Anzacs in the Middle East 1916-19

Reunited with their horses in Egypt after the shattering experience of Gallipoli (a story recounted in Terry Kinloch's earlier book, Echoes of Gallipoli), the Anzac mounted riflemen and light horsemen..

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Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War

The First World War is widely conceived as a pointless conflict that destroyed a generation. Petty squabbles between emperors pushed naive young men into a nightmare of mud and blood that killed milli..

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Fighting for Empire: New Zealand and the Great War of 1914-1918

One hundred thousand New Zealanders sailed to war between 1914 and 1918, and at the end of four years of conflict the country had suffered 60,000 casualties, including 18,000 dead. Dr Chris Pugsley's ..

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Fighting Spirit: 75 years of RNZAF History

This book marks the 75th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. It traces the broad sweep of the air force from the early twentieth century to the first decade of the 21st, and extends beyond..

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Fit to Fight : Compulsory Military Training & National Service in New Zealand 1949 -1972

What do Colin Meads and Carmen have in common? Or Barry Brickell, Jim Bolger, John Hawkesby, Paul Reeves and Witi Ihimaera? They all took part in compulsory military training (CMT). Just four years af..

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From the Trenches : The Best ANZAC Writing of World War One

Others have written the myth, but the Anzacs themselves wrote their stories. Around the country, bronze soldiers in slouch hats stand silently at attention. It is the Anzacs' remarkable writing that ..

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From the Trenches: The Best ANZAC Writing of World War One

In the centenary of World War One, here are the Anzacs in their own words. From the Trenches is a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life at the front, record..

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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 ter..

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Gallipoli: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields & Memorials

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 ..

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Gallipoli: Great Battles Series

The British-led Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that attacked the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli in 1915 was a multi-national affair, including Australian, New Zealand, Irish, French, and Indian soldie..

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Ghosts of Anzac: Onesimus William Howe, 2nd Lt. 1st Auckland
Goat Hunter: Ho Chi Minh, A Kiwi Ruins His War

The lighter side of the Vietnam war as told by New Zealand Officer Billy Barnz. This is an account of life in small town New Zealand and in the Army of the 1960s for one member of the Baby-Boomer gene..

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Greece Crete Stalag Dachau: A New Zealand Soldier's Encounters with Hitler's Army

In 1940, 28-year-old Jack Elworthy left to fight in Europe. He would return seven years later, changed forever. Like many soldiers, Jack had experienced the best and worst of human nature - from kindn..

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Heroes of Gallipoli: The Gallantry of New Zealanders on Gallipoli
Horowhenua and the Great War 1914-1918


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Images of War: New Zealand and the First World War in Photographs

In a major research project, Glyn Harper and the National Army Museum combined official war photographs with more informal images to provide a moving visual history. Originally published in 2008, this..

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In Plain View: Borneo to Vietnam and Thereafter


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Job to Do: New Zealand Soldiers of 'The Dive' write about their experiences in WW2
Kiwis In Conflict : 200 Years of New Zealand at War
Long, Long Trail

A Long, Long Trail is the story of the famous Rimutaka Hill marches. The New Zealand Army used the Rimutaka Hill road, between Wairarapa and Hutt Valley, as the ultimate fitness test for infantry abou..

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Man of Iron: The Extraordinary Story of Lt Col William Malone

Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone is one of New Zealand's best-known First World War soldiers, having held off fierce Turkish counter-attacks for nearly two days before being killed by a shell from a ..

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Men of Valour

For a time in the Second World War, Crete was the prize both sides wanted. The Allies had it and the Germans wanted it. The Germans won. The man in charge of hanging on to it was Bernard (Tiny) Freybe..

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Musket Wars : History of Inter-Iwi Conflict 1806-1845
New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I

"The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I"...

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New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II

n 1939 more than 140,000 New Zealanders enlisted to fight overseas during World War II. Of these, 104,000 served in the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Initially thrown into the doomed campaig..

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New Zealand Society at War

James Belich once argued that in New Zealand the 'grand themes of world history are often played out more rapidly, more separately, and therefore more discernibly than elsewhere', and this is certainl..

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New Zealand Wars: A Brief History

From 1845 to 1875, New Zealand experienced a succession of conflicts that stretched from the Bay of Islands to Wellington. What they meant has been debated ever since. To some they were land wars, to ..

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New Zealand's First World War Heritage

Throughout New Zealand you can see the First World War. This book, which can be enjoyed by armchair readers and as an active travel guide for all the family, gives the home story of New Zealand at war..

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New Zealand's Great War: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War

This book is a collection of essays arising out of the 'Zealandia's Great War' conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished milita..

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Night After Night: New Zealanders in Bomber Command

While the fighter aces in their Hurricanes and Spitfires have had their WW2 exploits well celebrated, most of us know much less about the contribution made by thousands of New Zealanders who fought an..

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No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G. Malone

Perhaps the greatest leader of men during the Gallipoli campaign, Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Malone was commanding officer of the Wellington Battalion of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli..

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Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45 : 28 (Maori) Battalion
Official History: the Pacific : New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-1945

This Volume is the Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-1945 and was originally published in 1952 by the Government of New Zealand, through the War History Branch of the Depart..

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Passport to Hell

Passport to Hell is the story of James Douglas Stark--Starkie--and his war. Journalist and novelist Robin Hyde came across Starkie while reporting in Mt Eden Gaol in the 1930s and immediately knew she..

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Rampant Dragons : New Zealanders in Armour in World War II
Sabotage Diaries: True Story of a Daring Band of Allied Special Forces & Their Covert Operations in Nazi-Occupied Greece

Based on the wartime diaries of Allied soldier and saboteur Tom Barnes, this account of thrilling WWII wartime deeds deep behind enemy lines in Greece is based on fact but reads like fiction. A thrill..

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Salamander and the Fire: Collected War Stories

First published in 1986, these collected war stories are told in the order of the Middle East campaigns that provide their settings. The characters are mainly men from the New Zealand Division seen in..

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Seek & Destroy: The History of the 3 Squadron RNZAF
Silent Division & Concerning One Man's War 1914-1919

This is in no sense a book of fiction but one of facts and of the reaction of a kindly soul to his experiences as a front-line Digger. In it is to be found a truer reflection both of the grim side..

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