New Zealand and World War Two

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TO GREECE Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War
W.G. McClymont
128
$200.00

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 with very tidy dust jacket.

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. THIS COPY without 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
$145.00

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.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 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
$295.00
$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. THIS COPY has a sun faded spine to the jacket, and has the ownership stamps of J Bryant Haigh to the flyleaf and title page.

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


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19 BATTALION AND ARMOURED REGIMENT Official History, NZ WWII
D.W. Sinclair
410210711
$225.00

The Battalion’s experiences in Italy, Greece, Crete, Egypt, Minqar Qaim, Ed Duda, Ruweisat. Illustrated, numerous maps in text plus 6 fold-out colour maps, photographs. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Hardback, no dust jacket. 560 pages. SECONDHAND


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25 BATALLION Official History NZ WWII
Sir Edward Puttick
510250612
$325.00
$295.00

Official history of 25 Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Served in Greece, North Africa, Syria, Battle of Alamein, Tunisia, Italy, Orsogna, Cassino, Florence and Trieste. THIS COPY HAS A WORN DUST JACKET.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1960. Hardback with dust jacket. 654 pages with maps and plans. SECONDHAND 


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26 BATTALION Official History NZ WWII
Frazer D. Norton
110240522
$325.00

The official history of 26 Battalion. They took part in the battles for Greece, North Africa, Tobruk, Sidi Rezegh, Belhamed and Ed Duda. Then Italy, the battle for Orsogna and the bloody battle for Cassino to the finish at Trieste. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1952. Hardback with no dust jacket. 554 pages with maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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2ND NEW ZEALAND DIVISIONAL ARTILLERY Official History, NZ WWII
W.E. Murphy
110211611
$220.00

2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery in the Second World War. The unit in Greece, Crete, Syria, Minqar Qaim, Alamein, Lybia, Tunisia, Italy, Sangro, Orsogna and Cassino. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 796 pages, folding maps and plans. SECONDHAND


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DIVISIONAL CAVALRY
R.J.M. Loughnan
410210131
$550.00

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. Scarce title. An excellent copy.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 445 pages. SECONDHAND


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DIVISIONAL SIGNALS Official History, NZ WWII
C.A. Borman
410210712
$255.00

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 has small area of loss at head of the spine of the dust jacket.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated, maps, 540 pages. SECONDHAND


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SUPPLY COMPANY Official History NZ WWII
P. W. Bates
114
$185.00

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. THIS COPY HAS A VERY TIDY DUST JACKET.

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


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THE PACIFIC Official History NZ WWII
Oliver Gillespie
210290611
$225.00

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.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 395 pages, folding map and plans. SECONDHAND


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CHAPLAINS Official History NZ WWII
Rev. M.L. Underhill, S.D. Waters, J.M.S. Ross and Rev. N.E. Winhall
210290712
$185.00

An interesting account of the war service of military chaplins in Greece and Crete, North Africa, Italy, the Pacific and with the RNZN and the RNZAF. Wellington, War History Brance, Department of Internal Affairs. SCARCE.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages, illustrations and folding maps. SECONDHAND


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ROYAL NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE Official History, NZ WWII
Squadron Leader J.M.S. Ross
210290411
$245.00

The development of the RNZAF from the 1920s and the part it played in training men for the RAF and also its own operations against the Japanese in the Pacific war. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. Slight scuffs and chips to dust jacket.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 343 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY Official History, NZ WWII
S.D. Waters
210290311
$225.00

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.

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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WAR SURGERY AND MEDICINE Official History NZ WWII
T. Duncan and M. Stout
310201221
$165.00

Records the work performed and the advances made in clinical medicine and surgery by the New Zealand Medical Corps in those aspects which especially affected the New Zealand forces. Illustrations and folding maps. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. Silverfish losses to the dust jacket.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 779 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL SERVICES IN MIDDLE EAST AND ITALY Official History, NZ WWII
T. Duncan M. Stout
11024062
$175.00

The official account of the New Zealand Medical Sevices during the campaigns in the Middle East, North Africa and Italy during the second world war. Published in 1956.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington. Hardback with dust jacket. 721 pages. 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
$200.00

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. THIS COPY very tidy with nice dust jacket.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1958. Hardback with 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.

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
$65.00

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 dust-jacket. 395 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAR ECONOMY. Official History, NZ WWII
J.V.T. Baker
119
$65.00

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 & III. Official History NZ WWII
L.S. Hart, C.R. McColl and W.A. Glue
210290813
$125.00

A three 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, 1963. Hardbacks, no dust jackets. Vol I., 373 pages, Vol II., 470 pages, Vol III., 567 pages; with indices. SECONDHAND


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SPECIAL SERVICE IN GREECE
M.B. McGlynn
810210035
$30.00

The Official History of behind the lines operations after the fall of Greece, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1953. Paper covers. 32 pages. 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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EARLY OPERATIONS WITH BOMBER COMMAND
B.G. Clare
810220502
$30.00

The Official History of New Zealander's serving in Bomber Command in the early phases of the war against Germany, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1950. Paper 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. .

Dept., of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1951. 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.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1948. 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.

Dept., of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1950. 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.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1950. 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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COASTWATCHERS
D.O.W. Hill
810220501
$35.00

The Official History of New Zealand Pacific Coastwatchers, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War. Illustrated.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1951. Paper covers. 32 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE RNZAF IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA, 1941-42
H.R. Dean
310221905
$30.00

Official History of New Zealanders serving with the RNZAF in South-East Asia, 1941-42, 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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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.

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


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MALTA AIRMEN
J.A. Whelan
119201801
$30.00

The Official History of the role of New Zealand airmen in the defense of Malta. Part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1951. 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. Illustrated.

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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THE GUNNERS 2NZEF IP
Third Division Histories Committee
71022042
$47.50

The intimate record of Units of the 3rd New Zealand Divisional Artillery in the Pacific from 1940 until 1945. Official history of the NZEF in the Pacific.

AH and AW Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, Dunedin, 1948. Hardback with no dust jacket. 290 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF THE MAORI BATTALION Te Mura O Te Ahi
Wira Gardiner
ISBN0790002671
$85.00

A definitive history of the 28th Maori Battalion formed at the outbreak of World War Two. Wiri Gardiner describes the Battalion's campaigns in Greece, Crete, the Western Desert and Italy.

Reed Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1992. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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NGA TAMA TOA. C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945
Monty Soutar
ISBN9781869535933
$79.99

The facinating story of the Maori Battalion's war, with the focus on C Company, whose members were drawn from Tairawhiti of the East Cape. The Battalion became renowned for its courage in battle and this book provides a unique insight into the impact of war.

Bateman Publishing, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 447 pages. NEW


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COMBAT New Zealand Infantryman versus German Motocycle Soldier
David Greentree
ISBN9781472817105
$27.99

An interesting and well illustrated account of the New Zealand and Allied battles against the mobile German Army motorcycle troops in Greece and Crete during 1941.

Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK. Softback. 80 pages. NEW


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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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OPERATION MERCURY, THE FALL OF CRETE 1941
John Sadler
ISBN9781844153831
$39.99

Concentrates on the military actions on Crete between the first German paratroop landing on 20 May 1941 and the final defeat and evacuation on 30 May. Studying the strengths, tactics, leadership and weapons of both sides. Numerous anecdotes by participants, German, Allied and Cretan.

Pen and Swrod Books Ltd., Barnsley, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. NEW


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CREFORCE
Stella Tzobanakis
ISBN9781742030821
$35.00

An account of the 10 day Battle of Crete and of the resistance to German invasion by British and ANZAC soldiers and the people of Crete.

Black Dog Books, Melbourne, 2010. Softback. 186 pages. SECONDHAND


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A NEAR-RUN AFFAIR
Matthew Wright
ISBN9780790007328
$37.50

An account of one of the most famous battles in New Zealand history in which members of 2NZEF led by Freyberg were defeated by a resolute and superior German force.

Reed Books NZ, Auckland, 2000. Softback. 131 pages. SECONDHAND


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STAND FOR NEW ZEALAND
Compiled by Jill McAra
ISBN9780958235679
$25.00

Individual recollections of Kiwi troops at Crete. Some posthumous chapters but mostly written by survivors.

Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 151 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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FLIES, SAND AND UNWASHED SOCKS
R G (Dick) Harris edited by Susan Cambridge
ISBN9780473410865
$35.00

Letters written home from Greece, North Africa, the Middle East and Italy by an NZEF Gunner between 1940-1943. An insightful account of daily life in the field. Includes photographs taken by him or his friends.

Susan Cambridge, Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 149 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. 

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


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THE JAYFORCE EXPERIENCE 2NZEF. Japan
Harold Stone
ISBN0473023342
$55.00

A personalised account of serving with the 9th brigade 2 NZEF in the post World War Two occupation of Japan. A breadth of material on all aspects of the occupation. Illustrated with photographs in the text (poor quality). Privately published, photocopied typescript, limited to 100 copies.

Harold Stone / New Zealand J Force and BCOF Veterans Association, Auckland, 1994. Softback.226 pages. SECONDHAND


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FREYBERG, V.C. THE MAN 1939-45
Major-General W.G. Stevens
210260701
$32.50

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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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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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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MARK OF THE LION The story of Charles Upham V.C. and Bar
Kenneth Sandford
210210601
$37.50

Coming from the rural Canterbury town of Amberley, Charles Upham 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.

Hutchinson & Co., London, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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THE FERRET Eric Batchelor
Tom O'Connor
ISBN9780994105998
$75.00

An account of the military career of Eric Batchelor, a 23 Battalion soldier who fought with 2NZEF in North Africa and then in Italy, who was awarded the DCM and bar for his bravery and leadership during the Italy campaign.

John Douglas Publishing, Christchurch, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 190 pages. NEW


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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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THE SABOTAGE DIARIES
Katherine Barnes
ISBN9780732298791
$25.00

Covert operations of Allied special forces in Nazi occupied Greece. Based on Tom Barnes wartime diaries, reports and letters.  Tom was parachuted behind enemy lines to co-ordinate Greek partisans and sabotage German occupation.

Harper Collins, Sydney, 2015. Softback. 417 pages. SECONDHAND


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VASILI THE LION OF CRETE
Murray Elliott
ISBN1869410084
$32.50

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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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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FERNLEAF CAIRO
Alex Hedley with Megan Hutching
ISBN9781869507558
$37.50

New Zealand soldiers at Maadi Camp in Egypt during the Second World War. Used as a base for Kiwis on leave from the North African campaigns. Maadi camp became a well established small town with many facilities for recreation.

Harper Collins, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHISTLE AS YOU GO, THE STORY OF THE KIWI CONCERT PARTY
Terry Vaughan
ISBN1869412729
$32.50

Terry Vaughan gives his personal account of the Divisional Entertainment Unit attached to the 2nd Expeditionary Force. Well regarded during the war the Kiwis continued as a touring troupe after the war ended. Vaughan was the leader of the troupe.

Random House New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 1995. Softback. 191 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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KIWI DOWN THE STRADA
Leslie Hobbs, George F Kaye and Neville Colvin
51025012
$32.50

Recollections of the Kiwi experience in Italy during the Second World War.  Hobbs was a war correspondent with the NZEF Times, the Official Photographer of the 2NZEF, and the cartoons by Colvin originally appeared in the NZEF Times. This is the first reprinting.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket.122 pages. SECONDHAND


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BROTHERS AT WAR 1939-1945
Jim Rolfe with Reg and Jack Rolfe
ISBN0473030314
$37.50

Incidents recounted by Jim, Reg and Jack, three brothers who served in the 2NZEF in North Africa, Crete and Italy. Reg was with  4RMT; Jack, 21Bn; and Jim, Div Sigs attached to 27 Bn. A personal record of life under arms. This is the first privately published edition. Signed by Jim Rolfe.

Jim Rolfe, Manukau City, 1995. Softback. 168 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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NANCY WAKE
Peter Fitzsimons
ISBN9780732269197
$45.00

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. Hardback with dust jacket,  310 pages. SECONDHAND


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UP THE BLUE A Kiwi Private's View of the Second World War
Roger Smith
ISBN9780473065317
$37.50

Written in 1953 but unpublished until now, this account was written when the events were still keenly felt by the author. Member of the 24th Battalion, Smith gives a straight forward account of his service in the Middle East and Italy. Mersa Matruh, Enfideville, Sangro, Orsogna, Cassino, Bari.

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 271 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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THE LAND GIRLS 1939-1946
Dianne Bardsley
ISBN9781877133947
$32.50

The illustrated story of New Zealand's land girls, the hidden history of women's contribution to the war effort.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2000. Softback. 170 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BLACK RAIDER
Kurt Weyher and Hans Jurgen Ehrlich
210230412
$47.50

The story of the World War II German raider 'Orion' that sailed to New Zealand disguised as a Dutch merchantman and successfully mined the entrance to Auckland harbour before escaping back to Europe. Good copy with a very fine dust jacket.

Elek Books, London, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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U-BOAT IN NEW ZEALAND WATERS
Gerald Shone
ISBN9780473351281
$45.00

An interesting and illustrated history of the incursion of U862 into New Zealand waters off Gisbourne in 1944, the only U-Boat war patrol in the Pacific. This account makes use of the personal diary of the watch officer.

Pahatua Publications, Auckland, 2016. Softback. 218 pages. NEW


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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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NO PLACE TO LINGER Saga of a Wartime Atlantic Kiwi
John Holm
ISBN0473002841
$47.50

The wartime adventures of the author serving in the Royal Navy on the Atlantic convoys. As First Lieutenant on the flower class corvette HMS Lavender and later as Commanding Officer of HMS Crocus. He was awarded DSC in 1943. After the war he took over his father's Holm Shipping Company.

Holmwork Publishers, Wellington, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages. SECONDHAND


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A WORKING HOLIDAY 1940-1945
Donald Grant RN(NZ)9
ISBN0959796584
$37.50

A first hand account of serving on destroyers. The author was a New Zealand trained naval wireless operator and had first hand knowledge of various naval engagements from signals received. North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Arctic convoy duty.

Allen and Hodden, Gisborne, 1992. Softback. 246 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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FIRE SUGAR FIRE PUDDING
Colin Amodeo
ISBN9780473148294
$45.00

Fire Sugar Fire Pudding! Pat Clark Hall's Letters from a Torpedo Boat 1943 to 1945.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2009. Hardback with dust-jacket. 160 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. Scarce.

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


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AIR MARSHAL SIR ROBERT CLARK-HALL
R.H. and J.L. Clark-Hall
ISBN0473031434
$45.00

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


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PORTRAIT OF AN AIR FORCE 1937-1987
Geoffrey Bently and Maurice Conly
ISBN978869340100
$55.00

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.

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


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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NEW ZEALAND SPITFIRE SQUADRON
Kevin W. Wells
ISBN 091593603
$65.00

 485 Squadron R.N.Z.A.F. Describes the formation of the squadron in 1941, operations under Squadron Leaders M. Knight, E. Wells, R. Grant, R. Baker, J. Checketts, M. Hume, J. Niven, J. Patison, K. Macdonald and S. Browne. Nominal roll, commanding officers, operational stations, and decorations received listed in appendices.

Hutchinson NZ, Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust-jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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RETURN AT DAWN
Hilary A. St. George Saunders
81025061
$30.00

The Official story of the New Zealand Bomber Squadron of the RAF, from June 1939 to July 1942.  No. 75 (NZ) Squadron was involved in many operations over occupied Europe.

The Director of Publicity, Wellington, (1942). Softback. 52 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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NEW ZEALANDER'S IN THE AIR WAR
Alan W. Mitchell
210290021
$37.50

Published during the war this is an illustrated record of, and tribute to, New Zealand airman serving in the RAF and in the RNZAF. Includes chapters on notable individuals and on 75 (New Zealand) Lancaster Squadron.

George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1945. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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WEDNESDAY BOMBER BOYS
compiled by P J Wheeler
ISBN9416532000042
$32.50

Members of the RAF Bomber Command Association (NZ) involved in the WW2 aviation collection at MOTAT. Personal accounts of service in the RAF.

RAF Bomber Command Association (NZ), 2005. Softback. 95 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANTHOLOGY OF VALOUR Exploits and Experiences of New Zealand Airmen
Alan Paisey
ISBN9780473213756
$59.99
$39.99

Courageous New Zealand aircrew in the Second World War. Accounts of the dangers faced by Kiwi aviators. Weather, combat, mechanical failures, internment as POW. The  stories of individual airmen.

Toltech Publishing, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 236 pages. NEW 


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POPEYE'S WAR, A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER F.J. LUCAS
F.J. Lucas
ISBN047303512X
$45.00

A Biography of Wing Commander F.J. Lucas, DFC and Bar in War and Peace. His role in the foundation of the No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron, raids over occupied France 1940-1941, how he pioneered RNZAF freight, mail and troop transport services to the Pacific theatre of war, and his time with No 487 Squadron (New Zealand). THIS COPY is signed by the author.

Author Published, Motueka, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. SECONDHAND


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JUNGLE DIVE BOMBERS AT WAR
Peter C. Smith
ISBN9780719544255
$42.50

Precision dive bombing was a tactic used by both sides in the Pacific air war. This book describes this little known combat and includes an interesting chapter on the contribution made by 25 squadron RNZAF.

John Murray Ltd., London, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND


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HESS A KIWI MALTA ACE
James Sutherland
ISBN0473068605
$47.50

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. SECONDHAND


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SPITFIRE THE NEW ZEALAND STORY
Gerard S Morris
ISBN9780790006963
$85.00

From New Zealand test pilots, the crop of Kiwi fliers in the RAF and following through to post war Spitfires, this work also includes detailed accounts of 485 Squadron. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Reed Books, Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 376 pages. SECONDHAND


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WINE WOMEN AND SONG, A Spitfire Pilot's Story
Hamish Brown
ISBN9780473178574
$45.00

Compilation of  Doug Brown's letters and reminiscences. After basic training at Whenuapai, Brown went to Vancouver for Empire Air Training Scheme, served with 485 Squadron and ended the war as a POW. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Stayer Ltd, Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 358 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WILD WINDS
Paul Sortehaug
ISBN1877139092
$250.00

The History of Number 486 RNZAF Fighter Squadron with the RAF during the Second World War. A scarce book with meticulously researched data on the Squadron. THIS COPY is signed by the author. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 398 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
$47.50

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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BECKONING SKIES A Pilots Story 1936-1960
Bryan Young
ISBN9780790008158
$37.50

An account from the authors diaries and logbooks of service with the RNZAF and the RAF in Italy, Egypt and India, flying the Spitfire, the Hurricane and the Mustang.

Reed Books, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 388 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLD WINGS AND WEBBED FEET
Don Nairn
ISBN0908629451
$65.00

The exciting a varied experiences of a New Zealander in the Fleet Air Arm during World War II and then his civilian career in crop dusting and the tourist industry. Scarce.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1996. Softback. 292 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 their story. Illustrations.

Harper Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 268 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
$40.00

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. This copy signed by the author.

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


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WINGS OVER THE PACIFIC
Alex Horn
ISBN9781869411527
$47.50

A comprehensive history of the RNZAF in the Pacific during World War II, the only volume that covers New Zealand's participation in the Pacific war so completely. Illustrated.

Random Century NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1992. Softback. 228 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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MATES AND MAYHEM World War II; Frontline Kiwis Remember
Lawrence Watt
ISBN9781869502041
$35.00

Personal reminiscences of service during the Second World War. Accounts of Crete, Maori Battalion, fighter pilots at Henderson Field Guadalcanal, HMNZS Leander, Italy, with Bomber Command, nurses with the 3 New Zealand General Hospital, and  peacekeeping in Trieste. 

Harper Collins Publishing, Auckland, 1996. Softback. 225 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE YANKS ARE COMING
Harry Bioletti
ISBN9781869410346
$37.50

Reveals some of the social upheaval caused by the American servicemen during their posting to New Zealand in 1942-44 and how it still influences the nature of the country today.

Century Hutchinson NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1989. Softback. 210 pages. SECONDHAND


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KHAKI ANGELS, KIWI STRECTHER BEARERS IN THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS
Brendan O'Carroll
ISBN9780958285544
$54.99

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. NEW


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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. This is a later reprint.

Gilbert Hitch, Norfolk Island, 2005. Softback. 83 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BIG SHOW New Zealander's, D-Day and the War in Europe
Alison Parr, editor
ISBN9781869403652
$37.50

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 LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM
Allan Yeoman
ISBN9781869411039
$35.00

A member of 21 Battalion recalls Greece, Crete, capture in North Africa, escape from Italian POW camp, and a stint with the Yugoslav partisans. Finally he was interned in Brunswick for the remainder of the war.

Random Century, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 189 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARCHING AS TO WAR?
Geoffrey M R Haworth
ISBN9780473129408
$30.00

The Anglican Church in New Zealand during World War II. Includes military chaplains, Anglican Pacifism, the Anglican Church Army and the Ecumenical Movement. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription signed by the author.

Wily Publications, Christchruch, 2008. Softback. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELD
Gerald Hensley
ISBN9780670074044
$35.00

New Zealand and its Allies 1939-45. The asserting of a voice in international policy among the Allies, aided in some part due to an essential role as a source of seasoned troops and vital war supplies.

 Penguin, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 415 pages. SECONDHAND


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A LONG TIME AWAY
C E Grubb, compiled by.
71023042
$47.50

The war-time experiences of WW2 fighter pilot F/O W G McConnochie, DFC.From Otago to air training in Canada. Saw service with 450 Squadron then 229 Squadron.

Central Otago News Print, Alexandra, 1995. Softback. 214 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE HEAVENS ABOVE
Ivan and Lorna Lindsey
ISBN9781877427381
$75.00

RNZAF Aircrew training in Canada with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan 1940-1945. The bulk of the text is airmen's memories of their service. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  THIS COPY is signed by the authors to the free end paper.

Willsonscott Publishing International Ltd, Christchurch, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 647 pages. SECONDHAND


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TRIPOLI AND BEYOND
Furneaux Martyn
8102202
$32.50

An account of the Tunisian campaign of 2NZEF by an artilleryman who was sent home on the First Furlough draft. Accounts of action and recreation in North Africa and Egypt. With photographs.

Collins, Auckland, (1944). Hardback with dust jacket. 210 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WATER FLOWS UPHILL
Malcolm J. Mason
810220611
$30.00

As an escaped POW in 1943, Mason was helped by Italian peasants. 18 years later he returned to visit and tried to arrange installation of a reticulated water pipe in the village in appreciation of the help they had given him. He recounts the troubles it took to have this completed, with recollections of his time as a fugitive during the war.

George, Allen and Unwin, London, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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REPORT ON EXPERIENCE
John Mulgan
810230416
$35.00

Memoir of Mulgan's experiences prior to and during the war, where he fought with the British Army in North Africa and with the Partisans in Greece. Mulgan comments on the interbellum society of the British Empire, from a neutral colonial viewpoint.

Oxford University Press, London, 1947. Hardback with dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOGS IN THE SNOW
James Riddell
ISBN9780994132314
$65.00

The story of the Middle East ski school in the mountains of Lebanon and Syria. A dog named Rex took a liking to Riddell and the troops he trained as High Altitude Ski Troops. First published in 1957 this is a new ediion with added photographs and material.

John Douglas Publishing, Waikanae, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 155 pages. NEW


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KIWIS ON TOUR IN EGYPT AND ITALY
A S Helm
8102500312
$37.50

A soldier's story of travel and sight-seeing in Egypt, Italy and Sicily. Helm tells of adventures when he returned to the Mediterranean after furlough in 1944.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch (c. 1945). Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages. SECONDHAND


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STRUAN'S WAR
Struan MacGibbon edited by John MacGibbon
ISBN9780958224314
$37.50

Gunner Struan MacGibbon (2NZEF 65745) took a camera and diary with him while serving in North Africa and recorded his time there including battles and recreation. A record of a New Zealand Divisional Gunner 1941-44.

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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ON THE RADAR
Sandra Coney
ISBN9780473245993
$45.00

The story of Piha's World War 2 radar station. The strategic, technical and social aspects of COL Unit 4 Piha. Gives details of pre and post-war aspects of the installation.

Keyhole Press and Protect Piha Heritage, Auckland, 2013. Softback. 206 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM TIMARU TO STALAG VIIIB A New Zealand Pilot's Wartime Story
Jack Hardie
ISBN0908900031
$30.00

Jack Hardie from Timaru joined the RNZAF in 1941 and was shot down during a bomber raid over Holland. Incarcerated in stalag VIIIB this is his recollection of the camp and his eventual liberation and return home.

J D Hardie, Motueka, 1991. Softback. 93 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAVALRY! YOU MEAN HORSES?
Sgt L H (Shorty) Lovegrove MM
ISBN0473026880
$45.00

Shorty Lovegrove's account of his time in North Africa, the Middle East and Italy soldiering in WWII with the Divisional Cavalry.

Glendorran, Nelson, 1994. Softback. 103 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE THREE WINGS Cliff Emeny's Story
Tom Woods and Joan Emeny
ISBN9781877365119
$42.50

Cliff Emeny served in the Army, Merchant Marine and Air Force. He wore the wings of a Pilot, Air Gunner and Radar Observer. He participated in the Battle of Britain, and was later interned as a POW in Rangoon by the Japanese.

Zenith Publishing, New Plymouth, 2004. Softback. 318 pages. SECONDHAND


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DESERT DUEL
Matthew Wright
ISBN9780790008523
$37.50

New Zealand's North African War 1940-43. Based on primary sources, Wright argues the NZ Division performed much better than it could be expected too. Accounts  of Minqar Qaim, El Alamein, Tebaga Gap.

Reed Books, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 194 pages. SECONDHAND