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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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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 ROYAL NEW ZEALAND FENCIBLES
Various
ISBN0473047160
$65.00

A complete history of the Corps that records the service of those pensioned soldiers and their families who came to New Zealand during the years 1847-1852 and settled in the villages of Onehunga, Howick, Panmure and Otauhuhu.

The New Zealand Fencible Society Inc., Auckland, 1997. Softback. 252 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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THE NEW ZEALAND WARS
James Belich
ISBN186940002X
$37.50

The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict. The groundbreaking revisionist history of the great struggle in the 19C over land and government. An inportant and influential classic of NZ history. First edition.

Auckland University Press, 1986. Softback. 396 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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THE ADVENTURES OF KIMBLE BENT
James Cowan
310201311
$47.50

Bent was a British Army deserter who spent thirteen years living amoungst the fanatical Hauhau 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 published in 1911, this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 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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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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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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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
ISBN9780143010869
$40.00

Well after the end of the land wars the people of Parihaka at the foot of Mt. Taranaki held out against the encrochment 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 published in 1975.

Raupo Books, Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2006. Softback. 216 pages. NEW


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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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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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THE WAR EFFORT OF NEW ZEALAND
Lieut. H.T.B. Drew. N.Z.E.F.
110220901
$85.00

History of the minor campaigns in which New Zealanders took part; Reinforcements, Samoa, Senussi. Services not fully dealt with in the Campaign volumes; Medical, Dental and Veterinary, and work at the Bases, H.M.S. Philomel, and Camps in England. New Zealand Official War History volume IV. Fine condition.

condition.Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd, Christchurch, 1923. Hardback, no dust jacket. 276 pages. SECONDHAND.


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THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND RIFLE BRIGADE
Lieut.-Col. W.S. Austin, D.S.O.
410210714
$275.00

Official history of the service of the Brigade with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force from 1915 to 1919. The Brigade served with distinction throughout the campaign on the Western Front to the final occupation of the Rhine. Includes Roll of Honour. Many photographs, folding maps to rear. This copy has a modern index of all the names of members of the NZEF mentioned in the text. Index loose in pocket to rear board. Former owner's small book plate pasted to title page.

L.T. Watkins Ltd., Wellington, 1924. Hardback, no dust jacket. 587 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE AUCKLAND REGIMENT N.Z.E.F. 1914-1918
O.E. Burton M.M.
410210713
$295.00

An account of the doings on active service of the First, Second and Third Battalions of the Auckland Regiment. The Regiment served with distinction at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France. Includes Roll of Honour. Photographs and folding maps. Former owner's small bookpate pasted to title page. Lightly foxed to fore-edge otherwise a very fine and clean copy.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1922. Hardback, no dust jacket. 323 pages. 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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THE HISTORY OF THE CANTERBURY REGIMENT N.Z.E.F
David Ferguson
651
$295.00

A record of the Canterbury Regiment from its inception to its disbandment. Based on a compliation of the War Diaries of the service battalions of the Regiment and personal recollections of officers. Includes activities in Suez, Gallipoli, Sulva Bay, Egypt,  Armentieres, Somme, Messines, Passchendale and the march to Cologne. Illustrated, maps. Slight silverfish nibbles to cover, see image.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1921. Hardback, no dust jacket. 364 pages. SECONDHAND.


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WITH THE MACHINE GUNNERS IN FRANCE AND PALESTINE
Major J.H. Luxford
410280301
$195.00

The official history of the actions of the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps serving with the NZEF during the Great War 1914-1918. Illustrated. Boards a little scuffed and stained, scarce title.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1923. Hardback, no dust jacket. 255 pages, 9 maps in text. 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
$425.00

"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. Split to hinge of spine.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1926. Hardback, no dust jacket. 180 pages, folding maps and plans. 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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BLOODY GALLIPOLI
Richard Stowers
ISBN9781869535964
$65.00

Clearly and concisely sets out New Zealand's involvement from the first declaration of war until the final evacualion of the peninsula. Includes detailed casualty lists.

Bateman Publishing, Auckland, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 448 pages. 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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MASSACRE AT PASSCHENDAELE
Glyn Harper
ISBN9781869503420
$42.50

The military disaster at Passchendaele was a pivotal event in New Zealand's military history. The author describes this ill fated 1917 battle on the Western Front. Over 1000 New Zealand soldiers were killed and a further 2000 wounded, in the attack on the German front line.

Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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SPRING OFFENSIVE. NZ and the Second Battle of the Somme
Glyn Harper
ISBN186950481X
$37.50

Brings this pivotal five day battle of 1918 to life. The New Zealand Division first halted and then repelled the German invaders on the western front. Illustrated.

Harper Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 284 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 FORGOTTEN GENERAL Major-General Sir Andrew Russell
Jock Vennell
ISBN9781877505072
$35.00

Russell was a distinguished soldier and dedicated leader of men. He was among the top ranked divisional commanders in the allied armies that fought on the Western Front in World War I. He has been described as 'the one commander of genius that New Zealand produced in the twentieth century'. This is his story through four unbroken years of war.

Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2011. Softback. 338 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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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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WAYS AND BY-WAYS OF A SINGING KIWI
Ernest McKinlay
310210521
$65.00

An illustrated history of the New Zealand Divisional Entertainers (The Kiwis) from the formation of the troop at Estaires in Dec. 1916 untill the final performance in Germany in Feb. 1919, by well known tenor and performer Sgt. Ernest McKinlay. Scarce.

David M. Lister, Dunedin, 1939. Hardback, no dust jacket. 164 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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IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION Six Publications relating to New Zealand
Imperial War Graves Commision
410230601
$150.00

The Register of the names of Soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Forces who fell in the Gallipoli campaign and have no Known Graves. Part Four, New Zealand, 1925. Register of the names of those who fell in the Great War and a buried in Canterbury Cemetry, Beach Cemetery and Shrapnel Valley Cemetery Anzac, Gallipoli, 1927. Twelve Tree Copse and Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorials, 1929. Chunuk Bair Memorial, Gallipoli, 1925. The Register of the names of those who fell in the Great War and are buried in Lone Pine Cemetry, Quinn's Post Cemetry, The Nek Cemetry, Baby 700 Cemetry, Chunuk Bair Cemetry, The Farm Cemetry, Anzac, Gallipoli, 1925. The Register of the name of those who fell in the Great War and are buried in The Military, British Protestant, Jewish and War Memorial Cemeteries at Chatby, Alexandria, Egypt, 1929. 6 publications bound together. Illustrations and maps. Additional research material added by previous owner.

Imporial War Graves Commission, London, 1925-29. Hardback, no dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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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
$195.00
$125.00

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. THIS COPY WITOUT THE DUST JACKET

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1959. Hardback, no 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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18 BATTALION AND ARMOURED REGIMENT Official History, NZ WWII
W.D. Dawson
110
$225.00

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 IS WITHOUT THE DUSTJACKET.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback, no dust-jacket. 677 pages. SECONDHAND


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22 BATALLION Official History NZ WWII
Jim Henderson
410201501
$285.00

The official history of 22 Battalion. They took part in the battles for Crete, North Africa, Lybia, Minqar Quam, Reweisat and El Alamein, then Italy, the battle for the Sangro and the bloody battle for Cassino to the finish at Trieste. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY HAS A VERY FINE DUST JACKET.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1958. Hardback with fine dust jacket. 487 pages with maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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27 MACHINE GUN BATTALION Official History NZ WWII
Robin Kay
410201502
$325.00

The official history of 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. They took part in the battles for Crete, North Africa, Syria, Minqar Quam, Reweisat and El Alamein, then Italy, the battle for the Sangro and the bloody battle for Cassino, Florence, the Romagna, to the end of the war. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY HAS A GOOD DUST JACKET WITH CHIPS TO THE TOP OF SPINE.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1958. Hardback with fine dust jacket. 543 pages with 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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NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERS, MIDDLE EAST Official History, NZ WWII
J.F. Cody
410230011
$265.00

Records the action of the New Zealand Engineers, in Greece, Crete, North Africa, the Middle East and the Italian campaign. Part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Illustrations and folding maps. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. Presentation slip pasted in. Uncommon.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback, no dust jacket. 774 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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R.M.T. Official History, NZ WWII
Jim Henderson
310280321
$185.00

The Official History of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. 2 NZEF. Illustrations and folding maps and plans. Official presentation slip pasted to front free end paper. Dust jacket has losses, see scan. Wellington, War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 375 pages. 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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PRISONERS OF WAR Official History, NZ WWII
W. Wynne Mason
116
$120.00


An account of the New Zealand airmen, sailors and soldiers captured in Europe, the Middle East and Japan during World Two, the conditions they endured and eventual liberation. Numerous photographs and sketches, plus 7 fold-out colour maps. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. 

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 546 pages. 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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LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP IN LYBIA, 1940-41
R.L. Kay
310221903
$45.00

The Official History of New Zealanders with the Long Range Desert Group in Libya, 1940-41, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept., of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1949. 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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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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PACIFIC PIONEERS
Various authors
310260112
$55.00

The unofficial history of the Engineers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific, from 1940 when the original 8th Brigade Group was dispatched to Fiji, until it was disbanded in 1944. Ilustrated.

Published by A.W. and A.H. Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, Wellington, 1945. Hardback, no dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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TANKS, MMGS AND ORDNANCE
Various authors
310260111
$65.00

The unofficial history of the activities of the third New Zealand Division Tank SSquadron, the Medium Machine Gun Company and the Ordnance Corps in the pacific theatre of war from 1940, when the original 8th Brigade Group was dispatched to Fiji, until it was disbanded in 1944. Illustrations. Three books in one.

Puublished by A.H. and A.W. Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, Wellington, 1947. Hardback, no dust jacket. 227 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. NEW


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KIWI ARMOUR Six Publications
Jeffrey Plowman and Malcom Thomas
410230602
$150.00

KA 1, 4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade in Italy. KA 2, New Zealand Armour in the Pacific 1939-45. KA 3, 2nd New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment in the Mediterranean. KA 4, Armoured Fighting Vehicles of New Zealand, 1939-59. KA 6, Peace-Keeping Armour of New Zealand. KA 6, Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps. Six card covered books bound together.

Jeffrey Plowman, Christchurch, 2000-2004. Hardback, no dust jacket. 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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ANZAC FURY The Bloody Battle of Crete 1941
Peter Thompson
ISBN9781741669206
$42.50

A dramatic combination of personal memories with combat action, giving voice to Australians and New Zealanders who found themselves fighting a merciless foe. Illustrated.

William Heinemann, Sydney, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 506 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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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. 

Willson Scott, Christchurch. Hardcovers. Illustrated. 168 pages. NEW.


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THE RACE FOR TRIESTE
Geoffrey Cox
ISBN071830375X
$42.50

An illustrated history of the final campaign in Italy in 1945 when the New Zealand Division advanced to Trieste to secure the city for the western allies. This is often reffered to as the first confrontation of the cold war.

Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 284 pages. SECONDHAND


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GUERILLA SURGEON
Lindsay Rogers
210260911
$37.50

The war time story of a New Zealand surgeon working with Yugoslav partisans led by Tito in the fight against the Germans. A moving and exciting story.

Collins Publishers, London, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. SECONDHAND


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FREYBERG, V.C. THE MAN 1939-45
Major-General W.G. Stevens
210260701
$30.00

A personal memoir of the great New Zealand general by his Chief Administration Officer during World War Two in Crete, North Africa and Italy. Illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 130 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
$37.50

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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INFANTRY BRIGADIER
Major-General Sir Howard Kippenberger K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.
210210611
$47.50

Begins with the appointment of Kippenburger to command of 20 Battalion 2NZEF and gives a full account of his war service ending with that day at Cassino when he trod on a mine resulting in the loss of both feet. New Zealand's most highly respected WWII commander. THIS COPY WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Oxford University Press, UK, 1949. Hardback, no dust jacket. 371 pages. SECONDHAND


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KIPPENBERGER An Inspired New Zealand Commander
Glyn Harper
ISBN9781869502553
$42.50

Examines Kippenberger's performance on the battlefield, in Greece, the debacle in Crete and the later successes in N. Africa and Italy until his career ended at Cassino. An exceptional commander.

Harper Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 308 pages. 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
$30.00

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.

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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VASILI THE LION OF CRETE
Murray Elliott
ISBN1869410084
$37.50

The wartime exploits of 'Kapetan Vasili', a pallikari, a New Zealand special agent behind enemy lines during World War Two.

Century Hutchinson NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Softback. 174 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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GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE LADS Wartime Story of Brian Cox 1939-43
Peter Cox
ISBN9780473139490
$37.50

A personal account of the WWII experience of 9 Platoon of 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion 2NZEF in Greece, Egypt and Libya, including the battle of Sidi Rezegh in 1941.

J.J. Angerstein & Associates Ltd., Christchurch, 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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DARE TO BE FREE
W.B. Thomas
210221422
$47.50

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. Excellent condition. FIRST EDITION.

Allan Wingate, London, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND



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DARE TO BE FREE
W.B. 'Sandy' Thomas
ISBN9416479002291
$37.50

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. Hardback, with dust jacket. 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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THE WAR FROM COCONUT SQUARE
H.E. Lewis Priday
210220101
$45.00

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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HMNZS ACHILLES
Jack S. Harker
ISBN0002169614
$37.50

Launched in 1932 the light cruiser Achilles was allocated to the New Zealand Navy Board in 1936. In 1939, with Exeter and Ajax, she was at the battle of the River Plate in 1939 where the Graf Spee was sunk. She also played a distinguished part in the crucial operations at Guadalcanal in 1943. The author served in the ship t.hroughout the war. First published in 1980.

William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 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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ACROSS THE SEA TO WAR
Peter Plowman
ISBN9781877058066
$35.00

Chronicles the transportation of troops from Australasia to the various overseas wars in which they have fought, starting with Australians in the Sudan, then the Boer war, ANZAC troops in both world wars and finally Korea and Vietnam.

Rosenberg Publishing Ltd., Sydney, 2003. Softback. 504 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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TORPEDO
Matthew Wright, editor
ISBN9781869419165
$32.50

A collection of the dramatic stories of New Zealander's who served with the RNZN, the RN, the RAN during the Second World War. Illustrated.

Random House NZ, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 272 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 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
ISBN1904943799
$37.50

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

Grub Street, London, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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PILOT ON THE RUN Chalky White
Errol Braithwaite
ISBN0091651506
$32.50

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

Hutchinson, 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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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.

Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 459 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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FLYING NAVY New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm
David Allison
ISBN9780473144609
$45.00

A history of the Royal Navy Air Service and its successor the Fleet Air Arm and of the Kiwis who saw service in the FAA, flying from aircraft carriers during World War Two. Includes detailed roll of honour.

Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 319 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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TOO YOUNG TO DIE
Bryan Cox
ISBN9780091727413
$37.50

Describes wartime pilot training in New Zealand, operational Corsair flying in the Pacific, and occupational flying duties in occupied Japan, where he was a witness to the horror of Hiroshima.

Century Hutchinson NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Softback. 290 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAST STAND IN SINGAPORE
Graham Clayton
ISBN9781869790332
$45.00

Drawing on diaries, letters and photos, many never before made public, this book tells the little known story of 488 Squadron RNZAF during the battle for, and fall, of Singapore in 1942.

Random House, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 284 pages. NEW


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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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THE PACIFIC WAR AND NORFOLK ISLAND 1941-1945
Gil Hitch
ISBN0646106775
$32.50

The story of the war effort in Norfolk Island and the great impact of the construction of the airfield there and its use by the RAAF and RNZAF as well as the USA air forces. First published 1992.

Gilbert Hitch, Norfolk Island, 2005. Softback. 104 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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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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THE TERRITORIALS History of the Territorials and Volunteer Forces of NZ
Peter Cooke and John Crawford
9781869794460
$55.00

A complete history of citizen soldiers from the colonial militia, the various volunteer forces, the world wars to the Territorial forces of today. Extensivly illustrated.

Random House, Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 496 pages. NEW


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HOME Civilian New Zealander's Remember the Second World War
Alison Parr
ISBN9780143203841
$32.50

Based on frank in-depth interviews, this book reveals the reality of civilian wartime life in New Zealand during the turbulant years 1939-1945. Illustrated.

Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 292 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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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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THE NEW ZEALAND ROLL OF HONOUR, 150 YEARS 1845-1995
Alister Taylor
ISBN 090857858X
$85.00

The New Zealand Roll of Honour. New Zealanders Who have Served Their Country In Peace And War, 150 Years 1845-1995.

Roll of Honour Publications Ltd., Auckland, 1998. Hardback. illustrated. Uunpaginated. 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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SHORT, BACK AND SIDES. A HISTORY OF BURNHAM CAMP 1923-73
Donald McFarlane
ISBN9780473137618
$49.99

Short Back and Sides A History of Burnham Camp 1923-73 by Donald McFarlane. Dedicated to all those who have served at Burnham Military Camp, including wives and families, the title of the volume also acknowledges the New Zealand Army's insistance on cleanliness and freedom from head lice or disease.

Caxton Press. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 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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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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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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MUNITY! 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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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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FROM EMERGENCY TO CONFRONTATION
Christopher Pugsley
ISBN9780195584530
$85.00

The largely forgotten story of New Zealand armed forces in Malaya and Borneo 1949-66. They were part of the Commonwealth effort to defeat communist insurgency in Malaya and then helped Malaysia defend North Borneo against Indonesia.

Oxford University Press, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 528 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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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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OPERATION EAST TIMOR
John Crawford and Glyn Harper
ISBN9780790008226
$37.50

An illustrated of the New Zealand Defence Force operations in East Timor 1999-2001.

Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 212 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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1ST BATTALION ROYAL NEW ZEALAND INFANTRY REGIMENT
Paul Koorey, editor
ISBN9781877427169
$95.00

1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment edited by Paul Kooney. This is the jubilee history of the regiment with illustrated accounts of all its deployments and operations. No. 66 of a limited edition of 250 copies.

Willsonscott Publishing Ltd., Christchurch, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket in slip case. 344 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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OUT IN THE COLD Pacifists and Conscientious Objectors in New Zealand during WWII
David Grant
ISBN0474001210
$30.00

The history of the hundreds of New Zealand World War Two conscientious objectors who were imprisoned for their beliefs. Ostracised they spent their time in bleak camps in the central North Island.

Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 pages. SECONDHAND