the new zealand expeditionary force in world war ii

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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force In World War Ii

Author : Wayne Stack
ISBN : 9781780961125
Genre : History
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In 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 campaign to halt the German blitzkrieg on Greece and Crete (1941), the division was rebuilt under the leadership of MajGen Sir Bernard Freyberg, and became the elite corps within Montgomery's Eighth Army in the desert. After playing a vital role in the victory at El Alamein (1942) the 'Kiwis' were the vanguard of the pursuit to Tunisia. In 1943?45 the division was heavily engaged in the Italian mountains, especially at Cassino (1944); it ended the war in Trieste. Meanwhile, a smaller NZ force supported US forces against the Japanese in the Solomons and New Guinea (1942?44). Fully illustrated with specially commissioned colour plates, this is the story of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force's vital contribution to Allied victory in World War II.

The New Zealand Expeditionary Force In World War I

Author : Wayne Stack
ISBN : 9781849085403
Genre : History
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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force earned an elite reputation on the Western Front In World War I, and the New Zealanders' war effort was a defining moment in their national history. The statistics are astonishing: of the total population of New Zealand of 1 million, no fewer than 100,000 men enlisted, and of those, 18,000 were killed and 58,000 wounded. In other words, 15 percent of the male population of New Zealand became casualties. Famously, the NZEF was first committed at Gallipoli in 1915, but NZ cavalry regiments also helped defend Egypt and fought in Palestine with Allenby's famous Desert Mounted Corps. On the Western Front the Kiwis were called the 'Silent Division' for their fieldcraft and their uncomplaining professionalism. This book is both a tribute and a history of the contribution made by a small nation.

Guadalcanal To Nissan

Author : New Zealand. Army. Third New Zealand Expeditionary Force
ISBN : UOM:39015081358296
Genre : History
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The Dictionary Of New Zealand Biography 1941 1960

Author : New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs
ISBN : 1869402243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the final volume of a prestigious and path-breaking series which has brought the lives of remarkable New Zealanders vividly before us. This volume covers subjects who were at the height of their success in the years during and after the Second World War.

One More River

Author : New Zealand. Army. Expeditionary Force, 2nd
ISBN : UOM:39015081358288
Genre : History
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A Bloody Road Home

Author : Christopher Pugsley
ISBN : 0143571893
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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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.

Bibliographic Guide To The Two World Wars

Author : Gwyn M. Bayliss
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024594785
Genre : History
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Bibliografi over bøger vedrørende 1.- og 2. Verdenskrig.

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