For more than a hundred years, New Zealanders have gone overseas to fight in foreign wars; they've gone to places few had heard of before but whose names now are as familiar as if they were just down the road. Names such as Gallipoli, Messines, Passchendaele, Crete, El Alamein, C... read more
|Author:||Jane Tolerton (Editor)|
*New Zealand Listener's '100 Best Books of 2013' What was it like to be a New Zealand soldier in the First World War? What impact did the war have on those who returned? Let them tell you. An Awfully Big Adventure trace... read more
From the Night of the Long Knives to his removal at bayonet-point from a broadcast centre during Anschluss and his coverage of the Nuremberg trials, William L. Shirer redefined the importance of journalism. Using new sources, The Long Night is the story of a maverick journalist's adventures and a new perspective on the Third Reich.
Gives an extraordinary account of the Anzacs on the Western front from 1916 to 1918. It combines a brilliant overview of this immense conflict with telling detail, stories, letters and diaries that breathe life into those terrible battles of 90 years ago.
The Battles for Cassino encompassed one of the few truly international conflicts of the Second World War. A strategic town on the road to Rome, the fighting lasted four months and cost the lives of more than 14,000 men from eight nations. Between January ... read more
The history of warfare and the history of medicine are closely intertwined. War has been an accelerator of advances in medical treatment and surgery. As modern weaponry became more destructive, medicine developed techniques and procedures to deal with... read more
In 1968, at the age of 22 Karl Marlantes abandoned his Oxford University scholarship to sign up for active service with the US Marine Corps in Vietnam. Pitched into a war that had no defined military objective other than kill ratios and body counts, what he experienced... read more
Few books have ever been produced under such harsh conditions as The Anzac Book. Created by soldiers under enemy fire and in extreme hardship, the illustrations, stories, cartoons and poems were intended as a Christmas and New Year diversion for soldiers facing a harsh winter in the... read more
When in future years the story of Helles and ANZAC and Suvla is weighed, it will, I think, appear that had the necessary air service been built up from the beginning and sustained, the Army and the Navy could have forced the Straits and taken Istanbul. -Air Vice Marshal Frederick... read more
|Reading Level:||Near Fine|
|Awards:||Winner of PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Non-Illustrated Book 2011.|
For New Zealand, World War One was wholly avoidable, wholly unnecessary - and almost wholly disastrous. Stevan Eldred-Grigg believes that the enormous cost of the war to our people was way too high - and that we still feel its effects, both socially a... read more
Unsung, Ordinary Men was inspired by Sally's own experiences when her father returned from World War II. Sally's father died when she was 12 years old. Through the pages of this book she will give a voice to the sorrow she and many others still feel, ... read more