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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO NEW ZEALAND MILITARY HISTORY
Ian McGibbon (ed.)
ISBN9780195583762
$110.00

This Oxford Companion contains over 650 individual entries written by a range of contributors. All the main campaigns and wars since 1800 are covered, along with the men and women who made their mark on New Zealand military affairs. Scarce.

Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 653 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCARS ON THE HEART Two Centuries of New Zealand at War
C. Pugsley, L. Barber, B. Mikaere, N. Pricket and R. Young
ISBN1869533011
$47.50

The well illustrated story of New Zealand at war from the mid 19th century to the present, based on the Auckland Museum exhibit of the same name.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 309 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI WARS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
S, Percy Smith, F.R.G.S.
ISBN9781877151903
$90.00

A history of the struggle of the Northern against the Southern Maori Tribes prior to the Colonisation of New Zealand in 1840. This classic work was first published in 1904 this is a facsimle reprint of the second edition of 1910.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 490 pages. NEW


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TRIBAL GUNS AND TRIBAL GUNNERS
Trevor Bentley
ISBN9781877427527
$50.00

The early history of artillery in New Zealand and the role that Maori guns and gunners played in the inter-tribal musket wars of the early part of the nineteenth century and also later during the land wars. Illustrated.

Willsonscott Publishing, Christchurch, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 173 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BROWN FRONTIER
C.W. Vennell
310201612
$42.50

Thirteen stories of the period 1806-77, during which New Zealand's northern areas were racked by conflict. There is piracy, abduction, massacre, espionage, war and revenge. Illustrations. Scarce.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NEW ZEALAND WARS and the Pioneering Period. TWO VOLUMES
James Cowan
ISBN0477012302
$160.00

This is James Cowan's greatest work, a comprehensive and thorough work that draws on his original research and interviews with survivors on both sides. This edition was published in 1983 and contains an introduction by Michael King and a completely new index. First published in 1922, TWO VOLUMES.

NZ Government Printer, Wellington, 1983. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Vol. I 466 pages, Vol. II 633 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ORIGINS OF THE MAORI WARS
Keith Sinclair
410201701
$37.50

The first detailed account of the Waitara purchase, the cause of war in Taranaki. Also examines the incidents which led to further fighting in Taranaki and Auckland districts in 1863. These events are set against the background of British policy and general Maori-European relations of the time. First published 1957.

New Zealand University Press, Wellington, 1976. Softback. 297 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COLONIAL NEW ZEALAND WARS
Tim Ryan and Bill Parham
ISBN186934006X
$95.00

Very comprehensive pictorial coverage of the New Zealand wars, combatants, weapons, uniforms, tactics and battles. This is still the best book on the wars as a whole. First edition. Scarce.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE RIRI PAKEHA The White Man's Anger
Tony Simpson
ISBN0340401095
$45.00

Provides a facinating account of the alienation of Maori land and the tragic conflict of the land wars of the 1860s, as Maori landholding was reduced to 5% of the total. First edition.

Alister Taylor, Martinborough, 1979. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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TO FACE THE DARING MAORIS
Michael Barthorp
ISBN0340227192
$65.00

The story of the first Anglo Maori war of 1845-47 told through the letters and diaries of a shrewd cross-section of those British soldiers who fought and retreated, lived to fight another day, or died in the mud of the North Island of New Zealand.

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 237 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI WARS
Tom Gibson
ISBN058900798X
$47.50

The nineteenth century New Zealand wars are described with scholarship and humour by English author Gibson and with a unique English perspective. Illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAR AND POLITICS IN NEW ZEALAND 1855-1870
B.J. Dalton
210260902
$40.00

A detailed study of the years 1856 and the end of the NZ Wars in 1870 that examines the Government's native policy in its political context and the causes, conduct and effects of the war.

Sydney University Press, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND


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CLIMATES OF WAR New Zealand in Conflict 1859-69
Edmund Bohan
ISBN1877270962
$47.50

Examines the New Zealand wars in the wider context of empire and world events, and in so doing challenges accepted views of the conflict and its significance. Signed by the author.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAIR FAMILY
J.C. Andersen & G.C. Petersen
ISBN9781877151606
$80.00

The story of the pioneer Gilbert Mair who arrived in the Bay of Islands in 1824 and especially of his two sons Robert and William Gilbert who both saw service in the Waikato War and the subsequent hunt for Te Kooti in the Urewera. Includes details of post war negotiations with the Maori King. First published in 1956 this is a facsmile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 345 pages. NEW


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THE ADVENTURES OF KIMBLE BENT
James Cowan
310211911
$95.00

Bent was a British army deserter who spent thirteen years living amoungst the fanantical Hau Hau Maori during the Taranaki wars of the 1860s. His story of a wild life in the New Zealand bush was later told to Cowan who felt it necessary to state in his preface "this book is not a work of fiction". Illustrations. First edition. Slight faults, see scan.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1911. Hardback, no dust jacket, printed boards. 336 pages. SECONDHAND


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A SKETCH OF THE NEW ZEALAND WAR
Morgan S. Grace
210201212
$95.00

An interesting collection of personal eye witness reminiscences and stories, chiefly of the campaigns in Taranaki. Illustrations and folding map.

Horace Marshall and Son, London, 1899. Hardback, no dust jacket. 171 pages. SECONDHAND


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DEFENDERS OF NEW ZEALAND AND MAORI HISTORY OF THE WAR
Thomas Wayth Gudgeon
310280921
$325.00

"A short biography of colonists who distinguished themselves in upholding Her Majesty's supremacy in these island". Numerous portraits plans and views. Addenda has an alphabetical list of Volunteers and Malitia who received the New Zealand medal  1860-1870. Fine half leather binding, impressive gilt decoration to front board, gilt decoration to spine. A good tight copy in unusually fine condition. Large heavy book.

H. Brett, Printer and Publisher, Auckland, 1887. Hardback, no dust jacket. 620 pages. SECONDHAND


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FRONTIER The Battle for the North Island of New Zealand 1860-1872
Peter Maxwell
ISBN9780473185565
$49.99

A unique insight into the last decade of fighting in the land wars that challenges many modern preconceptions and reveal that Maori Pakeha relations at the time were far more complex and nuanced than most people realise. First published in 2000.

Maxwell Publishing, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 384 pages. NEW


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THE STORY OF GATE PA
Captain Gilbert Mair NZC
ISBN9781877346309
$60.00

The story of the land wars battle at Gate Pa, supplimented by extracts from official records. First published in 1926, this further amplified and indexed edition is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 133 pages. NEW


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GOD'S MESSENGER
Peter Oettli
ISBN9781869693206
$42.50

A biography of the German missionary Rev. J.F. Riememschneider, who settled in Taranaki and was witness to the mid nineteenth centuary tensions that led to war. Illustrations.

Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2008. Softback. 255 pages. SECONDHAND


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CONTESTED GROUND The Taranaki Wars 1860-1881
Kelvin Day, editor
ISBN978186964111
$60.00

A fresh and engaging history of this turbulent period-the events, the controversies and characters. Illustrated with period photographs, art and artifacts, many not previously published. A very valuable contribution to Land Wars history.

Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket, 304 pages. NEW.


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REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND
Thomas W. Gudgeon
ISBN1869642074
$65.00

An interesting account of Government military operations during the New Zealand land wars between 1860-70. The battle of Waireka to the final campaign against Te Kooti. First published in 1879 this is a facsimile reprint.

Kiwi Publishers, Christchurch, 1997. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 372 pages. NEW


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REMINISCENCES OF TWELVE MONTHS' SERVICE IN NEW ZEALAND
Lieut. H.F. McKillop
210230411
$47.50

The author arrived at the Bay of Islands in 1845 and served in 'Heke's War' in the north. He was the officer who arrested Te Rauparaha and also saw action at Horokiwi in the Hutt Valley. First published in 1849, this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 275 pages. SECONDHAND


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I SHALL NOT DIE Titokowaru's War New Zealand 1868-1869
James Belich
ISBN9780046140229
$35.00

Titokowaru was a brilliant strategist who embarked on a military campaign against Government forces. He enjoyed many victories before his effective defeat in March 1869. A significant story of the New Zealand wars.

Allen and Unwin NZ Ltd., Wellington, 1989. Softback. 323 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ONE DAY WAR
John Battersby
ISBN9780790007311
$35.00

Concluding a critical phase in the New Zealand wars, the battle of Omarunui was both short and tragic. Fought between Pakeha militia and their Maori allies and Pai Marire movement followers inside the river bank pa fourteen kilometres inland from Napier.

Reed Publishing, Ltd., Auckland, 2000. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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SERGEANT, SINNER, SAINT AND SPY
William Marjouram
ISBN9781869410865
$32.50

The Taranaki War Diary of William Marjouram who was a Royal Artillary non-commisioned officer who arrived in New Zealand in 1855 and returned to England in 1861. This is his day to day life as a colonial frontier soldier, in an edited version.

Random Century NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 102 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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SACRED SOIL Images and Stories of the New Zealand Wars
Neil Finlay
ISBN9781869413571
$37.50

A personal story of the wars told through the author's own exploration of the battles and battle sites and illustrated with his own evocative photographs. A compelling reminder of how important and how recent the conflict was.

Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1998. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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FOR GALLANT SERVICE RENDERED The Life and Times of Samuel Austin
Barbara Mabbett
ISBN9781877577710
$34.99

The story of an adventurous life as a soldier, settler and family man. During the New Zealand wars Austin saw service with the 65th Regiment and with the Wanganui Native Contingent in the campaign against Te Kooti. For bravery in the field he was one of the few to be awarded the New Zealand Cross.

Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2012. Softback. 229 pages. NEW


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BLOOD BROTHERS THE ANZAC GENESIS
Jeff Hopkins-Weise
ISBN9780143011187
$40.00

Blood Brothers The ANZAC Genesis by Jeff Hopkins-Weise. This book shows, for the first time in detail, how the military, social and economic brotherhood later embodied in the notion of the Anzac spirit began not on the sandy beaches of Gallipoli but 50 years earlier in the damp forests and fields of the North Island of New Zealand.

Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 346 pages. SECONDHAND. 


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AUSTRALIANS AT WAR IN NEW ZEALAND
Frank Glen
ISBN9781877427398
$65.00

The story of 2400 Australian volunteers who fought in the land wars of colonial New Zealand. The account is confined to the period of Australia's greatest contribution of man and munitions from 1860 untill the disbanding of the majority of Australian recruited Military Settler Regiments in October 1867.

Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 300 pages. NEW


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THE WHITE ENSIGN IN EARLY NEW ZEALAND
J. O'C. Ross
110201131
$30.00

The story of the naval base, the ships and the men who sailed out of it to fight in the Land Wars of nineteenth century New Zealand.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 121 pages. SECONDHAND


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KINDS OF PEACE
Keith Sinclair
ISBN1869400593
$37.50

Gives a vivid picture of a dramatic but painfull period of Maori history and of the political and cultural reactions to military defeat and the aftermath of war.

Auckland University Press, 1991. Softback. 161 pages. SECONDHAND


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ASK THAT MOUNTAIN The Story of Parihaka
Dick Scott
310210621
$60.00

Well after the end of the land wars the people of Parihaka at the foot of Mt. Taranaki held out against the encroachment of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. This is the history of that struggle. First edition.

Southern Cross Books, Heinemann, Auckland, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PROPHET AND THE POLICEMAN The Story of Rua Kenana and John Cullen
Mark Derby
ISBN9781877517112
$39.99

In 1916 John Cullen, New Zealand's top policeman led a raid on Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana's spiritual community at Maungapohatu. The raid left two of Rua's supporters dead and a number of others including policeman injured. This episode has been described as the last battle of the New Zealand Wars.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2009. Softback. 142 pages. NEW


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THE NEW ZEALANDERS IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902
D.O.W. Hall
110290221
$250.00

New Zealand War History Branch. This is the Official History of New Zealand's participation in the war in South Africa finally published after constant lobbying 47 years after the end of the war. A total of ten contingents of officers and men, plus medical and veternary staff, were sent to the war. Illustrations and the Roll of Honour.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1949. Hardback, no dust jacket. 97 pages, illustrations and folding maps. SECONDHAND


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TO FIGHT FOR THE EMPIRE New Zealand and the South African War 1899-1902
John Crawford with Ellen Ellis
ISBN9780790007038
$32.50

An illustrated history of the first war in which New Zealand troops were sent overseas. Over 6,500 served together with a medical contingent and thousands of horses.

Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1999. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONE FLAG, ONE QUEEN, ONE TONGUE. NZ, the British Empire and the South African War
John Crawford and Ian McGibbon, editors
ISBN9781869402936
$45.00

Aspects of New Zealand's experience and consideration of the wider Imperial context are explored in thirteen authoritative essays. New light is thrown on New Zealand's involvement in a conflict which has not been widly studied.

Auckland University Press, 2003. Softback. 225 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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FIFTY YEARS OF VOLUNTEERING
Lieut-Colonel H.Slater
410250223
$95.00

A history of the military volunteer movement in the province of Canterbury covering the period 1859-1910. Front free endpaper missing and former owner's lable to frontis, otherwise good.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1910. Cloth boards. 179 pages.


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CHRONICLES OF THE N.Z.E.F., 1916-1919. TWO VOLUMES
Clutha Mackenzie, editor
ISBN9781927203422
$500.00

A record of matters concerning the members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and a gazette of patriotic effort. Contains reports of military action, news of casualties and prisoners of war, hospital reports, photographs, illustrations, cartoons and much other interesting material. First published in London in five volumes this is a facsimile reprint of every issue bound as two volumes. Vol. I, Aug. 30, 1916 to Jan. 30, 1918, Vol. II, Feb. 13, 1918 to Jan. 19, 1919.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2014. Hardbacks, gilt embossed boards, no dust jackets. Vol. I, 876 pages, Vol. II, 608 pages. NEW

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CHRONICLES OF THE N.Z.E.F., 1916-1919. TWO VOLUMES
Clutha Mackenzie, editor
ISBN9781927203422
$300.00

A record of matters concerning the members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and a gazette of patriotic effort. Contains reports of military action, news of casualties and prisoners of war, hospital reports, photographs, illustrations, cartoons and much other interesting material. First published in London in five volumes this is a facsimile reprint of every issue bound as two volumes. Vol. I, Aug. 30, 1916 to Jan. 30, 1918, Vol. II, Feb. 13, 1918 to Jan. 19, 1919.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2014. Softbacks. Vol. I, 876 pages, Vol. II, 608 pages. NEW


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THE NEW ZEALANDERS IN FRANCE
Col. H. Stewart
920
$165.00

The Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War, Volume II. The New Zealand Division, France, 1916-1919. Col. Stewart made extensive use of the war diaries of divisional units, operation orders, intelligence summaries and orders issued to compile this Divisional history. 

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1921. Hardback, no dust jacket. 634 pages, illustrations, maps. SECONDHAND


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THE NEW ZEALANDERS IN SINAI AND PALESTINE
Liet. Col. C. Guy Powles
927
$165.00

The Official History of New Zealand's effort in the First World War, Volume III. New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine by Liet Col C. Guy Powles.  The New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade, NZMRB. Romani, El Arish, Magdhaba, Rafa, Gaza, Beersheba, the capture of Jerusalem, Aman. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET. 

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1922. Hardback, no dust jacket. 284 pages, illustrations and maps. SECONDHAND


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OFFICIAL WAR HISTORY OF THE WELLINGTON MOUNTED RIFLES REGIMENT
Major A.H. Wilkie
410210911
$475.00

Compiled from official records and war diaries, this history recounts the service of the Regiment its mobilisation in 1914 to the end of the Great War. Its took part in the Gallipoli campaign including the attack on Chunuk Bair, and the desert campaign in Sinai and Palestine at Rafa, Gaza, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Jericho and the final fight at Amman. Includes the roll of honour. Photographs and 22 folding maps. This copy is stamped Officers Club, Auckland and has silverfish nibbles to front board, see scan. Text tight and clean. A very scarce book.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1924. Hardback, no dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERS NZEF 1914-1919
N. Annabell
410210715
$425.00

A record of the work carried out by the Field Companies, Field Troops, Signal Troop and Wireless Troop, during the operations in Samoa (1914-15); Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine (1914-18); France, Belgium and Germany (1916-1919) and Mesopotamia (1916-18). Includes Roll of Honour. Photographs and Maps in the text. Previous owner's small book plate pasted to title page.

Evans, Cobb and Sharpe, Ltd., Wanganui, 1927. Hardback, no dust jacket. 314 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORIS IN THE GREAT WAR
James Cowan
210290911
$325.00

"A history of the New Zealand Native Contingent and Pioneer Battalion". The story of the Maori and Pacific Island soldiers who served at Gallipoli and in France and Flanders. Published by the Maori Regimental Committee.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1926. Hardback, no dust jacket. 180 pages, folding maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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TE HOKOWHITU A TU The Maori Pioneer Batallion in the First World War
Christopher Pugsley
ISBN9780790004396
$65.00

An account of the Maori Pioneer Battalion and its exploits in France, Flanders and Palestine. 2227 Maori and 458 Pacific Island sodiers served. Includes the full nominal rolls. Scarce.

Reed Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1995. Softback. 147 pages. SECONDHAND


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WITH HORSE AND MORSE
Keast Burke, editor
410210121
$295.00

The history of the 1st Australian Pack Wireless Signal Troop, the NZ Wireless Signal Troop, the 1st Australian and New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron, the 1st Cavalry Divisional Signal Squadron, the Light Motor Wireless Sections, the Australians and New Zealanders in "Dunsterforce" (Persia and Russia), the Australian Nurses in India. Includes Nominal Rolls. The illustrated military history of the First World War ANZACS in Asia. Scarce facsimile copy of the exceptionally rare first edition of 1927. Previous owner's small address label pasted to title page.

Publishing details not known. Hardback, no dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NEW ZEALAND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN WORLD WAR I
Wayne Stack
ISBN9781849085397
$24.95

The war to end wars. This book explains the organisation and the appearance of of the 'Kiwis' who fought in the Middle East and on the Western Front, and is illustrated with detailed colour plates and rare photographs. Men-at-Arms Series 473.

Osprey Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. Softback. 48 pages. NEW 


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VOYAGE TO GALLIPOLI
Peter Plowman
ISBN9781877418150
$49.90

A history of the mobilisation of troops and seamen, requisition and refitting of ships and the first two convoys of troopships to Egypt, from the outbreak of war in 1914 to the blooding of ANZAC forces at the Gallipoli landings of 25th April 1915.

Transpress NZ, Wellington, 2013. Softback. 304 pages. NEW


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SOUVENIR OF TROOPSHIP No 4
L.Brown
510220112
$50.00

On board printed souvenir of H.M.N.Z.T. 4, Tahiti, taking the Main Body of the NZEF to Egypt. Departed NZ 16.10.14, arrived at Alexandria 03.12.14. Single sheet with details of voyage to rear. Scarce.

Troopship Souvenir, printed on board, 1914. Single card. SECONDHAND


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QUINN'S POST, ANZAC, GALLIPOLI
Peter Stanley
ISBN1741143322
$32.50

The only recent account of the pivotal outpost at Gallipoli, critical to the defense of the ANZAC positions. Notorious for fierce trench fighting and battles in subterranean tunnels.

Allen and Unwin, Crows Nest, 2005. Softback. 226pages. SECONDHAND


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VOICES OF GALLIPOLI
Maurice Shadbolt
ISBN0340416483
$32.50

A compelling account of the campaign based on interviews the author conducted with veterans, all near the end of their lives, real eye witness history. Illustrated. First published in 1988.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 123 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DEEP SEA ROLL in which is incorporated THE GROUND SWELL. Troopship 59
Various authors
510220111
$95.00

On board journal of H.M.N.Z.T. 59, Waitemata, taking the 15th Reinforcements of the NZEF to Britain. Departed NZ 27.07.16, arrived at Devonport 03.10.16. 7 pages. Expeditionary force troopship cancel to rear. Folds, chips to cover and short tears, see scan. Very scarce.

Troopship Journal, printed on board, 1916. Thin card cover. 7 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DEVIL'S OWN WAR, THE FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL HERBERT HART
Herbert Hart
ISBN9781877437304
$55.00
 

The First World War Diary of Brigadier General Herbert Hart, edited by John Crawford. Day by day through the Great War, from Gallipoli to the Somme and Passchendaele, a first hand account by one of New Zealand's greatest citizen soldiers. First edition

Exisle Publishing, Auckland. 2008. Hardback. 336 pages, SECONDHAND

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NO BETTER DEATH War Diaries of W.G. Malone
John Crawford, editor
ISBN9781775591283
$49.99

A very acute and intimate first hand account of the Gallipoli campaign by the New Zealand commander who led the assuault on Chunuk Bair where he was killed. Illustrated.

Exisle Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 376 pages. NEW


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THE DEVIL'S OWN WAR
Herbert Hart
ISBN9781877437304
$29.99

The First World War Diary of Brigadier General Herbert Hart, edited by John Crawford. Day by day through the Great War, from Gallipoli to the Somme and Passchendaele, a first hand account by one of New Zealand's greatest citizen soldiers. First published in 2008.

Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 336 pages. NEW


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FIERY TED ANZAC COMMANDER
Michael Smith
ISBN9780473133634
$48.00

The life story of Major General Sir Edward Chaytor, who was arguably the best military commander New Zealand has produced. Chaytor was at Gallipoli and was later in command of the ANZAC Mounted Division that played a prominant part in driving the Turks out of Sinai and Palestine. After the war he became GOC NZ Military Forces.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 364 pages. NEW


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ON MY WAY TO THE SOMME New Zealanders and the Offensive of 1916
Andrew Macdonald
ISBN9781869505547
$37.50

The entire New Zealand effort at the Somme is examined; one of the most difficult and disappointing battles in our military history. Illustrated.

Harper Collins, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 335 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARMENTIERES AND THE SOMME
Cecil Malthus
ISBN0790008513
$37.50

Malthus recalls his time with the New Zealand Division in France, from embarking from Moascar Camp on the Suez in April 1916 until he was injured in September. A companion to his Anzac; A Retrospective.

Reed Books, Auckland, 2002. First Edition. Softback. 147 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE UTTERMOST ENDS OF THE EARTH The NZ Division on the Western Front
John H Gray
ISBN9781877427305
$72.00

From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth The New Zealand Division on the Western Front 1916-1918. A History and Guide To Its Battlefields. Author John Gray describes how the New Zealand Division's campaign in France and Flanders was the birth of the modern New Zealand Army.  Also includes details of where to stay when visiting the battefields mentioned in the text. 

Willson Scott Publishing. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated, 408 pages. NEW 


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THE SILENT DIVISION. New Zealander's at the Front: 1914-1919
O.E. Burton
ISBN9780987667540
$75.00

Records the history of New Zealanders at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, and was thought to provide a 'truer reflection' of the NZ war experience than found elsewhere. First published in 1935, this is a completely new edition with additional material added.

John Douglas Publishing, Christchurch, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 467 pages. NEW


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THE GREAT ADVENTURE ENDS New Zealand and France on the Western Front
Nathalie Philippe, editor
ISBN9780987666581
$85.00

Here a diverse group of French, German and New Zealand writers examine the differing perceptions of the wartime experience on the western front, in particular the battle of Le Quesnoy and the scaling of the town walls by the soldiers of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 4 November 1918.

John Douglas Publishing, Christchurch, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 424 pages. NEW


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ONWARD Portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force
P.J. Beattie and M.J. Pomeroy
ISBN9780473228552
$75.00

Over 4000 portraits of those who served with the NZEF during the First World War in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Palestine 1914-1918. The first volume in a projected series of four.

Fair Dinkum Publications, Auckland, 2013. Softback. 470 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND'S SONS AWAKE TO GLORY
Stan Fitchett
ISBN0473027410
$39.99

An account of the war experience of NZ farmer Wilfred Fitchett who sailed with the main body NZEF and saw action at Gallipoli and the Somme. Based on his diaries.

Published by the author, Christchurch, no date. Softback. 178 pages. NEW


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A NEW ZEALANDER'S DIARY
Percy Williams
ISBN1877151033
$60.00

The diary of a soldier of the 1st Canterbury Battalion who was at the Gallipoli landing and later saw service in France before being killed in 1917. Illustrated with the author's drawings. First published in an edition of 10 copies for the immediate family this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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NIGHT RAIDERS OF THE AIR
A R Kingsford
ISBN1853670081
$35.00

The experiences of a night flying pilot, who raided Germany on many dark nights during the Great War. British born but a New Zealand resident in Nelson, transferred from 2nd Div NZEF to the RFC in 1917. Served in 33 Squadron and 100 Squadron. Facsimile edition, with photographs.

Greenhill Books, London, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND


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GERMAN RAIDERS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. The Naval Threat 1914-17
Robin Bromby
ISBN0868240931
$55.00

Documents the fight to neutralise the threat posed by armed German raiders attacking allied shipping in the Pacific during World War I. Includes the infamous exploits of von Luckner captain of the Seeadler.

Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd., Sydney, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND'S GREAT WAR
Edited by John Crawford & Ian McGibbon
ISBN9780908988853
$79.99

An illuminating collection of 32 essays on aspects of New Zealand's involvement in the war. The essays demonstrate the reasons why New Zealand took part in the conflict, its response to developments during the war, the experience of those who fought and the attitude of those who remained at home.

Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 675 pages. NEW


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THE GREAT WRONG WAR New Zealand Society in WW1
Stevan Eldred-Grigg
ISBN9781869792633
$55.00

Eldred-Grigg frames his narrative around the following questions: Why did we go to war in Europe? Was the country united in its desire for war? What were the economic and social concequences? What has been the impact on the psyche of New Zealanders?

Random House, Auckland, 2010. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 488 pages. NEW


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THE LAST VOYAGE OF H.M.S. NEW ZEALAND
Frederick Kelso
410290321
$37.50

A fascinating picture of life aboard the lower decks of the ship as she made here last voyage, a world cruise that included many New Zealand ports.

New Zealand Books, Palmerston North, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 73 pages. SECONDHAND


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TO GREECE Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War
W.G. McClymont
128
$175.00

Deals with the formation of the 2 NZEF, and the operations of the New Zealand Division under General Freyberg in Greece. Official History of in the Second World War 1939-45. Illustrated, maps in text plus 8 fold-out colour maps, photographs.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 539 pages. SECONDHAND


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BATTLE FOR EGYPT THE SUMMER OF 1942. Official History NZ WWII
J.L. Scoullar
210290312
$120.00

An account of the Second New Zealand Division in Syria in early 1942, its role in the desert war, action at Minqar Qaim and fighting on the Alamein Line. Illustrated, numerous maps in text plus 5 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. 

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 400 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALAM HALFA AND ALAMEIN Official History, NZ WWII
Ronald Walker
310260304
$195.00

An account of 2 New Zealand Division led by general Freyberg in their epic struggle against the German army under Rommel at Alam Halfa and Alamein during the North Africa campaign. Part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War, 1939-45. Illustrated, maps in text plus fold out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. Sunned to spine of dust jacket.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 508 pages, folding maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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BARDIA TO ENFIDAVILLE Official History, NZ WWII
W.G. Stevens
210290313
$120.00

An account of the 2nd New Zealand Division under General Freyberg during its march across Libya and Tunisia in pursuit of Rommel’s Afrika Panzerarme. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45. Illustrated, maps in text plus 6 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 417 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE RELIEF OF TOBRUK Official History, NZ WWII
W.E. Murphy
112
$85.00

An account of the New Zealand Division under General Freyberg in its battle against Rommel’s Eight Army to secure Tobruk. Illustrated, numerous maps in text plus 4 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY WITHOUT DUST JACKET 

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback. 566 pages. SECONDHAND


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ITALY, VOLUME I, THE SANGRO TO CASSINO Official History, NZ WWII
N.C. Phillips
113
$125.00

An account of the 2 New Zealand Division in the Italian Campaign, including the Battles for the Sangro and Cassino, and the bombing of the Abbey of Montecassino. Illustrated, numerous maps in text plus 6 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1957. Hardback with dust jacket. 387 pages. SECONDHAND


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ITALY VOLUME II CASSINO TO TRIESTE Official History, NZ WWII
Robin Kay
310201422
$275.00

The history of the 2nd NZEF in the Italian Campaign. This companion volume opens at Cassino in the spring of 1944 and closes more than a year later after the battles for Rome and Florence and in the Po valley, with the race to Trieste to thwart the ambitions of Yugoslav partisans. Official History, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. Dust jacket sunned to spine.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 639 pages, folding maps. SECONDHAND


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18 BATTALION AND ARMOURED REGIMENT Official History, NZ WWII
W.D. Dawson
110
$200.00

The Battalion’s experiences in Serbia, Greece, Minqar Qaim, Alamein, Ruweisat, El Mreir, Cassino, Romagna. Illustrated, numerous maps in text plus 7 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. This copy with no dust jacket.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with no dust jacket. 677 pages, folding maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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28 (MAORI) BATTALION Official History, NZ WWII
J.F. Cody
110240521
$425.00

28 Battalion took part in the disastrous campaigns in Greece and Crete then fought in North Africa, the battles for Lybia and Egypt and finished the war in Italy, taking part in the bloody battle for Cassino. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1957. Hardback with dust jacket. 514 pages with maps and plans. SECONDHAND.


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DIVISIONAL CAVALRY
R.J.M. Loughnan
410210131
$295.00

History of the Divisonal Cavalry, 2NZEF in Greece, Crete, the North African campaign, Bardia, El Alamein, Tripoli and then Italy, the Sangro, Cassino and Florence. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War. Illustrations, folding maps and plans. Presentation slip to end paper.. Fabric split at rear hinge, book clean and tight. Scarce title. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1963. Hardback, no dust jacket. 445 pages. SECONDHAND


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DIVISIONAL SIGNALS Official History, NZ WWII
C.A. Borman
410210712
$195.00

The Divisional Signals served with distinction throughout the Second World War in Greece, Crete, Egypt, the battle for North Africa, and the campaign in Italy. Illustrations and folding maps. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War. THIS COPY WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Hardback, no dust jacket. Illustrated, maps, 540 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOURNEY TOWARDS CHRISTMAS 1st Ammunition Coy. Official History, NZ WWII
Peter Llewellyn
310280501
$145.00

Official History of the 1st Ammunition Company, 2NZEF. The doings of the company in Greece, Crete, the campaign in North Africa and the invasion and campaign in Italy. Illustrations with folding maps and plans. Part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1949. Hardback, no dust jacket. 457 pages, folding maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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SUPPLY COMPANY Official History, NZ WWII
P. W. Bates
114
$165.00

Supply Company, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45. Illustrated, numerous maps in text plus 6 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, 1955.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington. Hardback with dust-jacket. 371 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PACIFIC Official History, NZ WWII
Oliver Gillespie
210290611
$165.00

The offical account of New Zealand operations in the Pacific. Fiji and the smaller island garrisons, the actions at Vella Lavella, the Treasuries and Green Island. The battle for the Solomons and the pacific war of the RNZN and the RNZAF. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1952. Hardback, no dust jacket. 395 pages, folding map and plans. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALANDERS WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, VOLUMES I, II & III, NZ WWII
Wing Commander H.L. Thompson
310220721
$295.00

By the end of the war just under 11,000 New Zealanders had served with the RAF, of whom 3,290 lost their lives. The great majority served as aircrew. This three volume history is their story against the background of a history of the war in the air, in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Illustrations and folding maps. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. Slight scuffs and chips to dust jackets.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1959. Hardbacks with dust jackets, three volumes. Vol I. 408 pages, Vol. II. 483 pages, Vol. III, 409 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY Official History, NZ WWII
S.D. Waters
210290311
$120.00

The Royal New Zealand Navy during World War Two, including Battle for the River Plate, destruction of the Graf Spee, operations off the coast of Syria, Indian Ocean, Pacific and surrender of Japan. Illustrated, Numerous maps in text plus 5 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. One map loose. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket . 570 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEDICAL UNITS OF 2 NZEF IN MIDDLE EAST AND ITALY Official History NZ WWII
J.B. McKinney
310201421
$185.00

Official History of the men and women of the Medical Corps from 1939 to 1945. They operated field ambulances, the hygiene company, surgical and transfusion units and the casualty clearing station in Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy. There were also hospitals in Egypt, England, Greece, Palestine, Syria, the Western Desert, Tripoli and Italy. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 462 pages, folding maps. SECONDHAND


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MEDICAL SERVICES IN NEW ZEALAND AND THE PACIFIC Official History, NZ WWII
T. Duncan M. Stout
11024052
$175.00

An account of the Medical Services in Fiji, New Caledonia and the campaign against the Japanese in the Solomon Islands. Also the Medical Services of the Royal New Zealand Navy and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 450 pages. SECONDHAND


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PROBLEMS OF 2 NZEF Official History, NZ WWII
Major-General W.G. Stevens
21020192
$52.50

This volume deals with the general administration of 2NZEF, the work of the headquarters staff and the kinds of practical problems they faced and solved.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1958. Hardback, no dust jacket. 331 pages, illustrations, folding maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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THE HOME FRONT, VOLUMES I & II. Official History, NZ WWII
Nancy M. Taylor
117
$95.00

An account of how civilians in New Zealand contributed to the war effort, and the restraints wartime restrictions placed on everyday life. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. A fine set in almost new condition.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1986. Hardbacks with dust jackets 1330 pages in two volumes. SECONDHAND


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THE NZ PEOPLE AT WAR, POLITICAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Official History, NZ WWII
F.L. Wood
118
$45.00

The New Zealand People at War, Political and External Affairs. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1956. Hardback with worn dust-jacket. 395 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAR ECONOMY. Official History, NZ WWII
J.V.T. Baker
119
$32.50

Examines the decision and ramifications of the New Zealand Government to fund its Second World War effort from internal resources rather than overseas borrowing. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. Internal Affairs Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust-jacket. 660 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOCUMENTS, VOLUMES I & II. Official History NZ WWII
L.S. Hart, C.R. McColl and W.A. Glue
210290813
$60.00

A two volume collection of official documents relating to New Zealand participation in the Second World War. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1949 & 1951. Hardbacks, no dust jackets. Vol I., 373 pages, Vol II., 470 pages, with indexes. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALANDERS IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
N.W. Faircloth
310221901
$30.00

The Official History of New Zealanders in the Battle of Britain, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1950. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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POINT 175
W.E. Murphy
110201802
$30.00

The Official History of the action on 23 November 1941 during the Lybian campaign, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Published 1954.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington. Card covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND.


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TAKROUNA
I. McL. Wards
310250812
$30.00

Account of the struggle for Takrouna during the battle of Enfidaville during the North Africa campaign. Part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Published in 1951.

Dept., of Internal Affairs, Wellington. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL
Various authors
410290101
$30.00

The Official History of German Communications relating to New Zealand campaigns, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1952. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND

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ACHILLES AT THE RIVER PLATE
S.D. Waters
110250502
$30.00

The Official History of the action of H.M.S. Achilles, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Published 1948.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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LEANDER
S.D. Waters
310250813
$30.00

An account of the service of HMS Leander in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the Red Sea. Part of New Zealand effort in the second world war. Published in 1950.

Dept., of Internal Affairs, Wellington. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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AIRCRAFT AGAINST U-BOAT
H.L. Thompson
110250503
$30.00

The Official History of the air war against the U-Boat menace, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Published 1950.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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PRISONERS OF JAPAN
D.O.W. Hill
110250504
$30.00

The Official History of New Zealand Prisoners of the Japanese, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1949. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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ESCAPES
D.O.W. Hall
310250811
$30.00

During the war 9000 New Zealander's became POW's, 718 made successful escapes. Part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Published 1954.

Dept., of Internal Affairs, Wellington. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ASSAULT ON RABAUL
J.M.S.Ross
110250505
$30.00

The Official History of operations by the R.N.Z.A.F against the Japanese at Rabaul, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Published 1949.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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BREAKOUT MINQUAR QUAIM North Africa, 1942
Colin Cameron
ISBN9780958263139
$35.00

Fighting in 1942 against Rommel's Afrika Korps in the North African desert. soldiers of 2NZEF executed an extraordinary military feat. Surrounded during the Eigth Army retreat to Alamein the division staged a breakout led by a bayonet charge rather than surrender.

Wilson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 243 pages. SECONDHAND


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DESERT SURGEONS New Zealand's Mobile Surgical Unit in World War II
Michael Shackleton
ISBN978098646851
$34.95

NZ's Mobile Surgical Unit in the Western Desert developed concepts and practice of early surgical treatment by small teams close to the battle front, based partly on the experience of NZ surgeon Douglas Jolly during the Spanish Civil War.

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2011. Softback. 140 pages. NEW


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THE WAAC STORY
Iris Latham
ISBN0473003880
$47.50

An illustrated history of the women who served in the New Zealand Army during the years of the Second World War at home and in the Middle East, Italy, UK and the Pacific.

Wright and Carman, Wellington, 1986. Softback. 214 pages. SECONDHAND


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OPERATION MERCURY
Tony Simpson
ISBN0340231181
$37.50

A candid and engaging account of the allied defeat by German airborne troops on the island of Crete in 1941, in which New Zealand troops, commanded by General Freyberg played a significant part.

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 316 pages. SECONDHAND


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CRETE DEATH FROM THE SKIES
David Filer
ISBN9781869537821
$19.95

The conflict on Crete is, for New Zealand, the 'Gallipoli' of the Second World War. It was one of few times that Kiwi troops took centre stage and where, with better leadership, a battle that was lost might have been won.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. NEW


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EL ALAMEIN
Michael Carver
1220090601
$30.00

Winston Churchill stated El Alamein marked a decisive turning point for the Allies in World War Two. This is a first hand account written by Brigadier Michael Carver who was present at El Alamein as a military analyst. Photographs from British and German sources. Original owner's signature on front endpaper.Worn dustjacket, text and illustrations crisp.

Batsford Ltd, London, 1962. Hrdback with dustjacket, illustrated, 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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BARCE RAID The Long Range Desert Group's most Daring Exploit in WWII
Brendan O'Carroll
ISBN9780958224383
$49.99

An illustrated account of the most successful behind the lines raid by British and New Zealand members of the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa in 1942.

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. NEW


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THE DESERT RAILWAY
Brendon Judd
ISBN9780143019155
$35.00

The previously unknown story of the New Zealand railwaymen who answered the call to operate a railway network in the North African desert during the Second World War.

Penguin Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2003. Softback. 328 pages. SECONDHAND


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ORSOGNA New Zealand's First Italian Battle
Jeffrey Plowman
ISBN9781877427329
$65.00

In 1943 General Montgomery wanted the 2nd New Zealand Division to take the hiilltop town of Orsogna, a key part of the German's Bernhardt Line, in order for British forces to march on Rome. Exhausted from its Middle East Campaign and with new troops replacing those who had refused to return from leave, the Division was not the force it had once been. 

Willsonscott Publishing, Christchurch, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 168 pages. NEW


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JAYFORCE New Zealand and the Military Occupation of Japan, 1945-48
Laurie Brocklebank
ISBN9780195583625
$47.50

Based on official records and personal diaries and recollections, this account describes how and why New Zealand troops were sent to Japan, what they did there and how they perceived its people and culture in defeat.

Oxford University Press NZ, Auckland, 1997. Softback. 262 pages. SECONDHAND


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GENERAL LORD FREYBERG V.C.
Peter Singleton-Gates
510230621
$32.50

Biography of the Commander of New Zealand forces during the Second World War. The author served under Freyberg in the First World War. Includes his early life in New Zealand, winning the VC in the Great War, inter-war soldiering.

Michael Joseph, London, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 328 pages. SECONDHAND


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BERNARD FREYBERG V.C.
Paul Freyberg
ISBN9780340396933
$42.50

A rich and detailed portrait of an outstanding New Zealand soldier and commander of two world wars and a post war Governor General. One of the most decorated of all soldiers.

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 627 pages. SECONDHAND


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FREYBERG CHURCHILL'S SALAMANDER
Laurie Barber and John Tonkin-Covell
ISBN1869410521
$42.50

A facinating study of New Zealand's most famous general during his most concequential years 1941-1945. Freyberg's innovative capacity, consistent ability, tenacity and personal bravery are highlighted during his command in Crete, the Western Desert, Mareth and Cassino. Illustrated.

Century Hutchinson NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 310 pages. SECONDHAND


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FREYBERG'S WAR
Matthew Wright
ISBN0143019856
$32.50

Casts new light on the crucial events and decisions Freyberg made as commander of the second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War. Illustrations.

Penguin Group NZ, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOWARD KIPPENBERGER DAUNTLESS SPIRIT
Denis McLean
ISBN9781869790264
$37.50

An engrossing and elegant account of Kippenberger's life and times as a great military leader, editor, author and public figure.

Random House NZ, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 384 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARK OF THE LION The story of Charles Upham V.C. and Bar
Kenneth Sandford
210210601
$32.50

Coming from the rural Canterbury town of Amberly, CharlesUpham took part in campaigns in Crete and North Africa before being captured and spending time in Colditz. He was one of only a few to have won the Victoria Cross twice. Second impression.

Hutchinson & Co., London, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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MARK OF THE LION The story of Charles Upham V.C. and Bar
Kenneth Sandford
ISBN 9780143018643
$31.00

Coming from the rural Canterbury town of Amberly, CharlesUpham took part in campaigns in Crete and North Africa before being captured and spending time in Colditz. He was one of the few to have won the Victoria Cross twice. 

Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2003. Paperback, illustrated. 290 pages.  NEW 


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JACK HINTON V.C. A Man Amongst Men
Gabrielle McDonald
ISBN9780908990436
$55.00

An illustrated account of the early life and military career of  20 Battalion soldier Hinton who was awarded his V.C. for leading an attack against German forces at the Greek port of Kalamata. THIS COPY SIGNED by Hinton on the first page

David Ling Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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PETER McINTYRE:WAR ARTIST
Peter McIntyre
ISBN058901384X
$65.00

This collection of 44 paintings and 75 pencil sketches is by New Zealand's Official War Artist. The works were mostly made in the field in Crete, North Africa and Italy.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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ON ACTIVE SERVICE, O R Gatman 2 NZEF
Martyn Thompson
ISBN9780582542013
$32.50

5177 O. R. Gatman 2 NZEF September 1939 to November 1941. Owen's letters and photographs home give an insight into the average Kiwi diggers life under arms in the Middle East and Crete. He died of wounds sustained at Sidi Azeiz.

Longman, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOLDIERING ON A Soldier's War in North Africa and Italy
John Blythe
ISBN9781869410445
$32.50

A remarkable personal account of war from Cipher Officer to infantryman and radio operator with gunnery units in North Africa and Italy. Boredom and frustration interspersed with the tensions and terrors of combat, and fatigue, disillusionment and despair.

Century Hutchinson, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 185 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARMY DAYS
Geoffrey Duff
ISBN1877151947
$60.00

The author's selection from his diary whilst serving with the NZ army in WWII. Proceeds from cadet training, the Home Guard, Egypt, fighting in Italy, Monte Cassino and Trieste. Many photographs.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 215 pages. NEW


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A DOCTOR AT WAR A Life in Letters, 1914-43
Christine Daniell
ISBN0958205280
$42.50

Sergent Montie Spencer was a medical orderly at Gallipoli; Colonel Montgomery Spencer commanded 2NZEF hospitals in the Middle East. This is his story compiled from his letters, photographs and memorabilia.

Fraser Books, Masterton, 2001. Softback. 370 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOY IN THE CARING
Edith M Lewis
51023021
$30.00

Autobiography of a nurse who served in both World Wars, was prominent on the Marlborough Hospital Board and in the Red Cross, and awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal. This copy has a repaired dust jacket.

NM Peryer Ltd., Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 299 pages. SECONDHAND


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DARE TO BE FREE
W.B. 'Sandy' Thomas
ISBN9416479002291
$30.00

One of the great New Zealand stories of the Second World War. Captured as a wounded soldier in Crete, Thomas eventually escaped his captors and remained hidden on Holy Mountain, in Greece before eventually rejoining 23 Battalion in Syria. First published in 1951, this is a new edition with new material added. Slight fault to title page.

Dryden Press, Hororata, 2001. Softback. 245 pages. SECONDHAND


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RED RUNS THE VISTULA
Ron Jeffery
ISBN090873400X
$37.50

The detailed and amazing story of wartime daring and survival with the underground and resistance against the German occupation of Warsaw. This copy signed by the author.

Nevron Associates, Auckland, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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NANCY WAKE
Peter Fitzsimons
ISBN9780732269197
$32.50

The story of the most decorated woman in history who trained with the SOE and spent her war serving with the Maquis in occupied France. Illustrated.

Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 310 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WAR FROM COCONUT SQUARE
H.E. Lewis Priday
210220101
$47.50

The first complete account of the South Pacific island bases and their relation to the Solomon's campaign when the allies were holding Japan at bay along the outer defences of Australia and New Zealand, Admiral Halsey's SOPAC Command.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1945. Card covers. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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P.O.W. THE UNTOLD STORIES OF NEW ZEALANDER'S AS PRISONERS OF WAR
David McGill
ISBN9780908722168
$47.50

A unique oral history of life behind barbed wire, drawing on interviews with New Zealander's captured during the Second World War and collected by Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Scarce.

Mills Publications Ltd., Lower Hutt, 1987. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND CRUISERS IN COMBAT
Timothy Gambrill
ISBN0864690886
$35.00

An account of the war service and combat actions of the New Zealand cruisers Achilles, Leander and Gambia during the Second World War.

The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1988. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROCKIES, NEW ZEALAND MINESWEEPERS AT WAR
Jack Harker
ISBN9780959797992
$37.50

A history of some of New Zealand's minesweepers and their ships companies who were engaged in attack, escort and defensive duties during the Second World War.

Silver Owl Press, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 239 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN HARMS WAY A RNVR OFFICER AT WAR, 1940-44
Geoffrey Hobday
110270511
$30.00

Memoir of New Zealander Geoffrey Hobday who was captain of a Royal Navy motor launch based on the east coast of England and he experienced at first hand the grim and unrelenting struggle for control of the North Sea and the English Channel waged against the formidable German E-boats. Later he commanded a motor gunboat in the Mediterranean. 

Heinemann Publishers (NZ) Ltd., Auckland, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SEAS BETWEEN
Guy Mannering
ISBN6473090651
$35.00

An account of wartime service in H.M. Submarine Tuna by Desmond Martin, commemorated in the stained glass of St. Stephen's Church, Peel Forest, Canterbury.

G.M. Publications, Geraldine, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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BLUE-WATER RATIONALE, THE NAVAL DEFENCE OF NEW ZEALAND 1914-1942
I. C. McGibbon
ISBN0477010725
$45.00

A study of Anglo-New Zealand relations in the naval field concerned with the defence of the British Empire in the Far East and Pacific.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 446 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NAVY IN NEW ZEALAND An Illustrated History
Grant Howard
ISBN0710601719
$35.00

The rich and varied story of some 200 years of New Zealand's naval history, in peace and in war, part of the seafaring heritage of an island nation. Scarce.

Janes Publishing Co. Ltd., London, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 170 pages. SECONDHAND


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HELL OR HIGH WATER New Zealand Merchant Seafarers Remember the War
Neill Atkinson, editor
ISBN9781869505196
$35.00

During World War Two several thousand New Zealander's served in the Merchant Navy, braving German U-Boat attacks in perilous convoys around the globe. This is ther story. Illustrations.

Harper Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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A MERCHANT NAVY MAN'S STORY
David Lionel Hodgson
ISBN0473049724
$32.50

An engineer officer's wartime experiences in the New Zealand Shipping Company 1939-1945. Autobiographical account of convoy service with the Merchant Marine. This copy signed by the author.

David Lionel Hodgson, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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RNZAF THE FIRST DECADE 1937-46
Charles Darby
ISBN0858800314
$85.00

An illustrated guide to the aircraft of the RNZAF in the period. Very detailed photographs, and with colour plates. Tipped on to title page is commemorative stamp sheet celebrating Wigram airfield. Map of Melanesia tipped on to free end paper. Scarce.

Kookaburra Technical Publications Pty Ltd., Melbourne, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 119 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORTRAIT OF AN AIR FORCE 1937-1987
Geoffrey Bently and Maurice Conly
ISBN978869340100
$75.00

The jubilee history of the RNZAF, very well researched and very comprehensive, the informative text is complemented by many photographs, also drawings and paintings by official artist Maurice Conly. This unique copy is signed by both authors and augmented with a letter from Air Vice-Marshal P. Neville on official letterhead, and  with photographs from the No.14 (F) Squadron reunion, as well as the Electrical and Wireless 'Old Boys" reunion. There are some monochrome photos of an early jet fighter squadron pasted in.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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A LONG PATROL History of No. 1 Squadron, RNZAF
James Sanders
ISBN0091636000
$55.00

A complete history of No. 1 Squadron, RNZAF, a territorial unit that served with distinction in the South Pacific throughout the war in Norfolk Island, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and the Bismark Archipelago and was reformed several times for postwar service.

Century Hutchinson, Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROAD TO BIGGIN HILL
Vincent Orange
ISBN0908606451
$42.50

A thoroughly revised and updated version of the classic story of wartime pilot Johnny Checketts, his courage in the air and evasion on the ground. Illustrated.

Mallinson Rendel Ltd., Wellington, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LAST OF THE HUMAN FREEDOMS
Keren M. Chiaroni
ISBN9781869508739
$35.00

The story of the Patris family who gave shelter to shot down Kiwi airman John sanderson and who were betrayed to the Gestapo with terrible consequences. An inspiring book that examines what it means to be human when everything of value is taken away.

Harper Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2011. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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PILOT ON THE RUN Chalky White
Errol Braithwaite
ISBN0091651506
$37.50

The Epic Escape from Occupied France of Flight Sergeant L.S.M. (Chalky) White, RNZAF as told to Errol Braithwaite.

Centuary Hutchinson NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Softback. Illustrated. 185 Pages. SECONDHAND


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HESS A KIWI MALTA ACE
James Sutherland
ISBN0473068605
$29.99

Biography of one of New Zealand's top fighter aces of WWII. He flew Spitfires to the besieged island of Malta and became the only New Zealander to be awarded the D.F.M. and bar.

Regal Books, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 170 pages. NEW


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SPITFIRE STRIKES, A NEW ZEALAND FIGHTER PILOT'S STORY
Johnnie Houlton
ISBN0719541786
$37.50

Author saw action flying Spitfires with 485 (NZ) Squadron RNZAF from bases at Kenley, Tangmere, Biggin Hill, Hornchurch, and Selsey. Also volunteering for service in Malta during the siege. He flew sorties for the Second Tactical Air Force over Normandy. This copy has some minor foxing to closed edges.

John Murray, London, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 257 pages. SECONDHAND


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TYPHOON PILOT
Desmond Scott
ISBN0436444283
$37.50

A Lively and action pacted story of conflict in the air by New Zealand pilot Scott flying Typhoons over Normandy, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Secker & Warburg, London, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONE MORE HOUR
Desmond Scott
ISBN9781869410452
$32.50

The continuation of the story of Scott's experiences as an RAF fighter pilot in world war two. his progress from raw recruit at Wigram, training on antiquated biplanes, to Group Captain in command of a mobile wing of rocket firing Typhoons.

Century Hutchinson, London and Auckland, 1989. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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WITH LUCK TO SPARE
Douglas Hawker DFC
ISBN1900604159
$45.00

The story of the voluntary service of an RAF Lancaster bomber pilot who survived a full tour of operational flying with Bomber Command, achieving the rank of Flight Commander with 630 Squadron in Lincolnshire.

Compaid Graphics, Preston, UK. Softback. 270 pages. SECONDHAND


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NIGHT AFTER NIGHT New Zealanders in Bomber Command
Max Lambert
ISBN1869505425
$35.00

This account honours all New Zealanders who flew with RAF bomber command during the Second World War. The bomber crews paid a heavy price, 55,000 dead of whom 1850 were from New Zealand. Short tear to top front hinge.

Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 459 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WHOLE NINE YARDS The Story of an ANZAC P-40
John King
ISBN9780790008356
$45.00

The restoration of a Curtis P-40N Kittyhawk fighter, and a complete history of this particular aircraft, A29-448. Includes interviews with pilots that flew her, and an account of the restoration process. Also covers 75 Squadron RAAF.

Reed Publishing, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOOL BOX ON THE WING
Geoffrey Ellis
ISBN0908606176
$37.50

The Air Force career of the author from early days in England in 1923. In 1933 he joined the RNZAF and served for 25 years, including the Pacific war. Covers the history of the development of military aircraft over 40 years.

Mallinson Rendell Publishers Ltd., Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 253 pages. SECONDHAND


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TIGER MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES With the Airforce in War and Peace
Peter Norman
$42.50

Tiger Moths and Butterflies is the facinating story of a school boy and his contemporaries who elisted in the RNZAF, were sent for training in Canada and flew modern aircraft in combat.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 136 pages. SECONDHAND


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GETAWAY
Gordon Thompson Woodroofe
ISBN0473056844
$42.50

The extrordinary story of the only New Zealand R.A.F. pilot to escape from German captivity and return to Britain during the war, that included a bicycle ride across Czechosolvakia and Austria, a train ride to the Baltic and escape on a Swedish collier. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author.

Riverside Publications. Orewa, 1998. Softback. 320 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM KIWI LAND TO TROPICAL ISLAND
Noeline Petrie
ISBN0473046199
$35.00

Noeline's Story 1940-1945. Noeline Petrie joined the RNZAF WAAF in 1940. After stints at Wigram and Woodbourne she served in Fiji at Suva with a flying boat Squadron at Lauthala Bay Flying Boat Base. Illustrated with her personal photos.

Noeline Petrie, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 72 pages. SECONDHAND


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FREE FALL OVER INDIA
Francis Brown
ISBN0473108526
$35.00

The wartime recollections of New Zealander Brown in the RAF, serving in spitfires in England and then later in Gaza, India and Burma, a remarkable story.

Privately Published, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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WE'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Errol Braithwaite
ISBN0908563604
$35.00

The Second World War as seen through the eyes of ordinary New Zealanders who served with the Royal New Zealand Airforce. Illustrated.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 275 pages. SECONDHAND


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KHAKI ANGELS, KIWI STRECTHER BEARERS IN THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS
Brendan O'Carroll
ISBN9780958285544
$42.50

A study of the wounds and situations the stretcher-bearers had to cope with during both World Wars. Covers the weaponry used and the wounds caused as well as the battle conditions. There are reconstructed scenes, being coloured photographs of military re-enactors in period costume. Also first hand accounts from both wars. Well illustrated throughout. 

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2009. Hardback without dust jacket as issued. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CLASP FOR 'THE FEW' New Zealanders with the Battle of Britain Clasp
Kenneth G. Wynn
310260311
$47.50

A biographical account of New Zealand pilots and aircrew who flew oporationally with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain 10th July to 31st October 1940. Illustrated.

Published bu the Author, Auckland, 1981. Softback. 470 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CLASP FOR 'THE FEW' New Zealanders with the Battle of Britain Clasp
Kenneth G. Wynn
510230821
$65.00

A biographical account of New Zealand pilots and aircrew who flew operationally with RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain 10th July to 31st October 1940. Illustrated. This copy is the signed limited first edition, #121 of 750 copies. The dust jacket has tears and has been tape repaired.

Published by the Author, Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 470 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BIG SHOW New Zealander's, D-Day and the War in Europe
Alison Parr, editor
ISBN9781869403652
$35.00

More than 10,000 New Zea;land servicemen were on active service with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy on D-Day, 6 June 1944. This is their story. Illustrated.

Auckland University Press, 2006. Softback. 239 pages. SECONDHAND


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LEST WE FORGET A Tribute by New Plymouth Boys' High School
Jack West
ISBN0473029863
$65.00

"Commemorating the men of New Plymouth Boys' High School, New Zealand, pupils once, who during the world conflict of 1939-45 gave their lives for their Country that freedom, democracy and decency should prevail." Illustrations.

New Plymouth Boys' High School Centennial Trust, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 392 pages. SECONDHAND


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KIWI TROOPER The Story of Queen Alexandra's Own
Ted Andrews
210211802
$160.00

A complete history of the regiment from its inception in the 1860s to South Africa and both world wars and finally as the 1st Armoured Squadron, Wellington East Coast Mounted Rifles. Illustrated. This very fine copy signed by the author.

Wanganui Chronicle Co. Ltd., Wanganui, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 273 pages. SECONDHAND


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SALUTE TO SERVICE, A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND CORPS OF TRANSPORT
Julia Millen
ISBN 0864733240
$65.00

Wherever the army has been since 1860 there also were the transport, supply and catering personnel of the RNZCT and its predecessors the NZASC and RNZASC. This history is a tribute to those men. Signed by the author.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1997. Softback, illustrated. 472 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHERE THE PRIZE IS HIGHEST
G. Bryant
210201301
$32.50

The stories of the twenty-eight New Zealand men who have been awarded the Victoria Cross from 1864 to 1945.

Collins Bros. & Co. Ltd., Auckland, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COMPLETE N.Z. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
Alan Polaschek
120
$70.00

The Complete N.Z. Distinguished Conduct Medal. An Account of the New Zealand Recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Covers the South African War, World Wars 1 & 2, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. First published as a limited private edition in 1978, this revised edition in 1983. Christchurch, Medals Research, 1983. Signed by the author.

Medals Research. Hardback with dust-jacket. 359 pages. SECONDHAND


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WITH HONOUR OUR ARMY, OUR NATION, OUR HISTORY
Richard Wolfe
ISBN 978067004565
$59.95

With Honour, Our Army, Our Nation, Our History by Richard Wolfe. New Zealand history told through the collections of the QEII Army Memorial Museum at Waiouru. 2007.

Penguin Viking, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 207 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND ARMY Personal Equipment 1910-1945
Barry and Matthew O'Sullivan
ISBN9789582535950
$140.00

NZ Army Personal Equipment 1910-1945 by Barry and Matthew O'Sullivan. Numerous illustrations, a must have guidebook for military collectors.

Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2005. Hardback with dust-jacket, 352 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND ARMY Uniforms and Clothing 1910-1945
Barry and Matthew O'Sullivan
ISBN9781877427190
$140.00

New Zealand Army Uniforms and Clothing 1919-1945. Numerous illustrations, a comprehensive reference book for militaria collectors, historians and those interested in the history of clothing in New Zealand.  

Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2010. Hardback with dust-jacket. 394 pages. NEW


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RNZAF A Short History
Geoffrey Bentley
410270111
$45.00

The full story of the development of a New Zealand air force from before the first world war to the great expansion in world war two and after. Illustrated. This copy contains the former owner's 14 squadron 1983 reunion dinner programme pasted in.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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SWIFT TO THE SKY
Errol W. Martyn
ISBN9780670074396
$47.50

Traces the development of New Zealand's military aviation through the collections of the Air Force Museum, Christchurch.

Penguin Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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BLUE WATER KIWIS New Zealand's Naval Story
Mathew Wright
ISBN9780790008172
$47.50

Recounts the story from its beginnings in the 1880s, the Empire naval stategy, HMS New Zealand, the emergence of the RNZN in 1941 and post-war history. Fully illustrated.

Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 237 pages. SECONDHAND


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AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND WARSHIPS 1914-1945
Ross Gillett
ISBN0868240958
$47.50

Traces the development of the two navies from the start of the great war to the end of world war two with the emphasis on the ships, technical aspects and the weapons carried. Numerous photographs and comprehensive specification tables. First published in 1983.

Golden Press, Drummoyne, NSW. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 360 pages. SECONDHAND


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SERVICE FROM THE SEA
Kelly Ana Morey
ISBN9780670072408
$37.50

This is the story of the Royal New Zealand Navy and the courageous men and women who have helped to build our country with their service on the sea. From a ditty box to an artillery pouch; from ships cats to weapons and medals, the naval story is told through the collection of the Royal New Zealand Navy Museum.

Viking Penguin NZ Ltd., Auckland. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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MUTINY! Naval Insurrections in Australia and New Zealand
Tom Frame and Kevin Baker
ISBN9781865083513
$37.50

A comprehensive study of a sucession of Australasian insurrections, why they occur and their outcomes. Illustrated.

Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 2000. Softback. 283 pages. SECONDHAND


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TALES FROM KOREA The Royal New Zealand Navy in the Korean War
Commodore G.F. Hopkins OBE, RNZN (Rtd)
ISBN9780790008202
$35.00

For the three years of hostilities two RNZN frigates formed part of the United nations fleet, escorting troop and store ships, clearing mines, sending raiding parties ashore and providing gunfire support. 1350 RNZN personnel took part in this conflict.

Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Wellington, 2002. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WAR THAT NEVER ENDED
Pip Desmond
ISBN9780143568483
$37.50

Records the memories of 12 of the more than 6000 Kiwis who served in the cold war conflict of the Korean War as part of the United Nations forces. Illustrated.

Penguin NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2013. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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REGULAR SOLDIER
Frank Rennie
ISBN9781877427350
$47.50

An autobiography and a history of fifty years of service in the New Zealand army from enlistment in 1937. Illustrated. First published in 1986.

Willsonscott Publishing Ltd., Christchurch, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 330 pages. SECONDHAND


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VOICES FROM A BORDER WAR. BORNEO 1963-1965
Robert Gurr
ISBN9781877427282
$55.00

An account of the part played by 1st Batallion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment in the confrontation with Indonesia in the Malaysian Borneo states of Sarawak and Sabah written by the commanding officer. First published 1995, this edition 2009.

Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 187 pages. NEW


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TWO LANYARDS IN VIETNAM
Gary R. Brooker
ISBN0473028832
$45.00

A true and accurate account of Whiskey Three Company's tour of duty during the Vietnam War. A New Zealand infantryman's account of service with the 6th RAR/NZ Battalion and the 2nd RAR/NZ Battalion Regiment. Revised second edition. This copy inscribed by the author.

G R Brooker, Hawarden, 1995. Softback. 92 pages. SECONDHAND


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VIETNAM THE WAR WITHIN
Glen D. Edwards
ISBN0646109514
$42.50

The frank stories of veterans of the Vietnam War from the western allies that reveal the psychological effects of war and the real nature of their service. A different view of the war. This copy signed with a dedication by the author.

Glen D. Edwards, Sailsbury, S. Australia, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. SECONDHAND


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A BRIDGE OVER The story of John Masters
Allan Marriott
isbn9780473160357
$37.50

A former soldier turned campaigner for returned servicemen's rights. Saw action in Borneo where he was awarded the Military Cross, and Vietnam. Advocated for recognition of Agent Orange exposure of Kiwi troops. Last commander of 161 Battery before its return from Vietnam.  This copy is signed both by Masters and the author Marriott.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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OPERATION EAST TIMOR
John Crawford and Glyn Harper
ISBN0790008238
$37.50

An illustrated of the New Zealand Defence Force operations in East Timor 1999-2001. This copy has a presentation inscription to title page.

Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2001. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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CRAFTSMEN IN UNIFORM The Corps of Royal NZ Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Peter Cape
110280203
$95.00

An interesting and illustrated account of the origins and history of the corps. Illustrations and folding maps. Very scarce.

Corps of the Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 198 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHANGE OF THE ENSIGN
Gerry Wright
ISBN9780473198381
$25.00

On 20 June 1968 the Royal New Zealand Navy hoisted the New Zealand White Ensign for the first time. This book is about the ships and naval establishments on that date.

Gerry Wright, Wellington, 2012. Softback. 84 pages. NEW


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THE STAFF, THE SERPENT AND THE SWORD NZ Army Medical Corps
Ken Treanor
ISBN9781877427190
$59.99

The Staff, The Serpent and the Sword: 100 Years of the New Zealand Army Medical Corps by Ken Treanor. The book covers the early beginnings in 1908 up to it's present service in Timor, the Solomon Islands and Afghanistan. 

Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2008. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated, 318 pages. NEW


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MARCHING ONWARDS The History of the 2nd Battalion Royal NZ Infantry Regiment
Edward Latter
ISBN9780473015671
$95.00

The history of infantry soldiering in Canterbury, South Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and the West Coast. It traces the establishment of over 80 separate volunteer corps and active service in the Boer war and both World Wars. The definitive reference work on the Battalion. Well illustrated. Signed with a personal tribute by the author. 

2nd Battalion Royal NZ Infantry Regiment, Christchurch. Hardback with dust jacket. 336 pages. SECONDHAND


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INVALUABLE SERVICE. NZ Signals Intelligence
D. Bell, C.Lord and M. Thatcher
ISBN9781877431234
$79.99

Describes the secret activities of the many people and places involved in listening to and decoding signals during two world wars. This is the unseen contribution by what was known as SIGINT.

Resource Books, Waimauku, 2011. Softback. 433 pages, with index. NEW


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TIGER COUNTRY A Chronology of an Aerodrome and RNZAF Harewood
Ramon K. Trollope
ISBN0473039982
$275.00

A very comprehensive three volume history of the Harewood aerodrome and the RNZAF station. Numerous photographs, diagrams and maps. Part I The Take-Over, Part II Up in Arms, Part III Airmen and Aircraft Galore. Three volume set no. 12 of a limited edition print run of 54 sets only.

R.K. Trollop, Christchurch, 1998. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Three volume set,363, 309 and 289 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALL FORMED UP A History of Wellington RSA, 1916-2007
Peter Cooke
ISBN9780958285513
$40.00

One of many RSA branches Wellington has been one of the most influential because of its capital location. This is the story of events and individuals that have shaped its history.

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 231 pages. NEW


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A QUESTION OF FAITH A History of the New Zealand Christian Pacifist Society
David Grant
ISBN9780958227582
$30.00

Christian Pacifists were active after the First World War, with a notable spokesperson in the decorated soldier O.E. Burton. This work is a history up to the declining membership and activity in the early 21st century. This copy has some minor pen underlining to a few pages.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 2004. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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AIR MARSHAL SIR ROBERT CLARK-HALL
R.H. and J.L. Clark-Hall
ISBN0473031434
$65.00

Air Marshal Sir Robert Clark-Hall, K.B.E., C.M.G., D.S.O. had a long career in aviation and this autobiography was completed after his death by his son. Beginning with naval service in the Boxer rebellion, Sir Robert learnt to fly in 1911. Commander of the HMS Ark Royal at Gallipoli. Before the Second World War he retired to New Zealand, and put himself at the disposal of the New Zealand Government and ended up commanding the RNZAF group in the Solomon Islands. This copy has an inscription signed by the co-author Pat Clark-Hall.

The Raven Press, Christchurch, 1995. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND