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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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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18 BATTALION AND ARMOURED REGIMENT Official History, NZ WWII
W.D. Dawson
110
$275.00
$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.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with no dust jacket. 677 pages, folding maps and plans. 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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20 BATTALION AND ARMOURED REGEMENT Official History, NZ WWII
D.J.C. Pringle and W.A. Glue
210290613
$275.00

Official history of 20 Battalion. The campaign in Greece, Crete, North Africa and Ruweistat Ridge, Lybia, Syria. The invasion of Italy, Orsogna, Cassino and northern Italy. Wellington, War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1957. Hardback, with dust jacket. 631 pages, folding 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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NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERS, MIDDLE EAST Official History, NZ WWII
J.F. Cody
410230011
$295.00
$245.00

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. Uncommon. THIS COPY LACKS A DUST JACKET

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with no dust jacket. 774 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOURNEY TOWARDS CHRISTMAS 1st Ammunition Coy. Official History, NZ WWII
Peter Llewellyn
310280501
$245.00

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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PETROL COMPANY Official History NZ WWII
A L Kidson
510250613
$195.00

Responsible for fueling and lubricating the machinery of the New Zealand war effort. Served in Greece, Crete, Libya, Syria and Italy. This copy has a tidy dust jacket with a few minor edge tears.

Dept. Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 363 pages with maps and plans. 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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R.M.T. Official History NZ WWII
Jim Henderson
310280321
$200.00
$165.00

The Official History of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport Companies. 2 NZEF. Illustrations, folding maps and plans. Wellington, War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. THIS COPY has Official presentation slip pasted to front free end paper. Presented to 7503 Pte. C C Bezar, one page has pen notation relating to this man's service. Dust jacket has some loss and repairs.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 375 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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NEW ZEALANDERS WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, VOLUMES I, II & III, NZ WWII
Wing Commander H.L. Thompson
310220721
$325.00
$275.00

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. VOLUME III has no dust jacket, the other jackets have some wear and loss.

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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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
$195.00

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. THIS COPY lacks the dust jacket.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with no 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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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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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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TROOPSHIPS
S.P. Llewllyn
110250501
$30.00

The Official History of Troopships as 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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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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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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GUNS AGAINST TANKS
E.H. Smith
810210036
$30.00

The Official History of the 7th NZ Anti-Tank Regiment in Libya in 1944, part of New Zealand's effort in the Second World War.

Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1948. 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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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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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 KIWIS
Third Division Histories Committee
910290112
$47.50

Being the story of the srvice in the Pacific of the 30th Battalion, Third Division, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

AH and AW Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, Dunedin, 1947. Hardback with no dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEADQUARTERS AND COMMUNICATIONS 2NZEF IP
Third Division Histories Committee
610230221
$47.50

A brief outline of the activities of the Third Division and the 8th and 14th Brigades during their service in the Pacific during WW2. Official history of the NZEF in the Pacific.

AH and AW Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, Dunedin, 1947. Hardback with no dust jacket. 278 pages. SECONDHAND


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BASE WALLAHS
O A Gillespie for the Third Division Histories Committee
91025041
$47.50

Official history of the Units of the Base Organisation NZEF IP, the Third NZ Division in the Pacific theatre during the Second World War. Nominally under the command of the American forces.

A H and A W Reed, (1946). Hardback with no dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHOVEL, SWORD AND SCALPEL
Various
210230212
$47.50

The unofficial history and record of service of Medical Units of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific, includes Field Ambulance Units, Convalescent Depot and the 4th General Hospital.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1945. Hardback, no dust jacket. 171 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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AKE AKE KIA KAHA E! FOREVER BRAVE!
Wira Gardiner
ISBN9781869539856
$49.99

B Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. The story of the Battalion during WWII and before and after active service. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2019. Hardback with dust jacket. 488 pages. NEW


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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.

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


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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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KIA KAHA Life at 3 New Zealand General Hospital 1940-1946
E.M. Somers Cocks
21021002
$120.00

Interesting and informative portait of wartime life within 3 NZGH at Helmieh in Egypt and in Syria, Tripolitania and Italy, serving with 2NZEF. Scarce.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 285 pages. Illustrated. SECONDHAND


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THE DEFENCE AND FALL OF GREECE 1940-41
John Carr
ISBN9781781591819
$39.99

An account of the war in the Balkans which eventually saw the fall of Greec and Crete to German forces. Draws on Greek sources to show better the Greek contribution to the  repulsion of initial Italian offensive.

Pen and Sword Books Ltd., Barnsley, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 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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CRETE DEATH FROM THE SKIES
David Filer
ISBN9781869537821
$32.50

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. SECONDHAND


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A UNIQUE SORT OF BATTLE
Edited by Megan Hutching
ISBN9781869503949
$47.50

15 New Zealanders remember the fighting on Crete, including those who hid in the hills or were interned as POW's. First hand accounts of fighting, retreating, and capture.

HarperCollins, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 254 pages. SECONDHAND


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CRETE The Battle and the Resistance
Antony Beevor
ISBN9780719548574
$30.00

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the battle, and drawing on new sources and the experiences of key participants, recounts for the first time the Fall of Greece, the Battle of Crete and the Resistance from beginning to end.

John Murray, London, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 383 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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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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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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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


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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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BEARDED BRIGANDS
Edited by Brendan O'Carroll
ISBN9780958224321
$55.00

The story of the Long Range Desert Group from the diaries and photographs Kiwi Trooper Frank Jopling. A very detailed and engaging account of guerilla war in the desert. Well illustrated.

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2002. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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THE DESERT RAILWAY
Brendon Judd
ISBN9780473093013
$55.00

The previously unknown story of the New Zealand railwaymen who answered the call to operated the New Zealand Railway Group in the North African desert during the Second World War. This is the first printing of this work, on quality paper with sewn binding.

The Railway Book Committee, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALBANETA, LOST OPPORTUNITY AT CASSINO
Ron Crosby
ISBN9780790011295
$35.00

When engineers built a road to outflank the Germans at Cassino, Kiwi tanks took Albaneta, a key stronghold. Failure to lend infantry support resulted in the loss of the position the same day it was taken.

Reed Publishing, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND


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CASSINO New Zealand Soldiers in the Battle for Italy
Tony Williams
ISBN9780143018063
$30.00

Cassino in 1944 was the last major second world war battle fought by New Zealand troops, 343 of whom are buried there. This is the story of the battle in the words of of the soldiers who fought there.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 285 pages. SECONDHAND


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MONTE CASSINO
David Hapgood and David Richardson
ISBN0207149828
$30.00

Based on newly available material this work looks at the personalities who were instrumental in the destruction of the monastery at Cassino. American, British and New Zealand leaders all had their opinions as to whether it was necessary, and the defending Germans and the monks desperately hoped it would not be.

Angus and Robertson, NSW, 1984, Hardback with dust jacket. 269 pages. SECONDHAND


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MONTE CASSINO
Matthew Parker
ISBN9780755311750
$32.50

Comprehensive account of the nearly three month 1944 battle for the strategic position blocking the allied advance on Rome. New Zealand troops served here with distinction.

Headline Books, London, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 456 pages. SECONDHAND


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CASSINO THE HOLLOW VICTORY
John Ellis
ISBN0233975691
$37.50

The battle for Rome January to June 1944. Includes the build up from Sicily, breaking through the Gustav Line, and the bottleneck at Cassino. Some emphasis on New Zealand Corp's participation.

Andre Deutsch Ltd., London, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 587 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIGHTING WITH THE ENEMY
Susan Jacobs
ISBN9780143018639
$35.00

Vivid stories of escaping New Zealand soldiers and how they were helped by members of the Italian Resistance who suffered brutal German reprisals. Illustrated.

Penguin NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2003. Softback. 271 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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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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HOWARD KIPPENBERGER DAUNTLESS SPIRIT
Denis McLean
ISBN9781869790264
$37.50

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

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


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

Coming from the rural Canterbury town of Amberley, Charles Upham VC & Bar 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., Ltd., London, 1962. 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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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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THE FOUR-LEGGED MAJOR
Graham Spencer with drawings by Peter McIntyre
ISBN869340094
$42.50

 The four-legged Major was 'No 1 Dog, 19 Battalion, 2nd NZEF', an Australian bull terrier with rank in the army and rank pips on his collar. This is his story, but also that of the men of the 19th Battalion, fighting in Greece, Crete and North Africa, and on to Italy.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 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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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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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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DARE TO BE FREE
W.B. 'Sandy' Thomas
ISBN9416479002291
$30.00

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

Dryden Press, Hororata, 2001. Softback. 245 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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JOY IN THE CARING
Edith M Lewis
51023021
$37.50

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

NM Peryer Ltd., Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 299 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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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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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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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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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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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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SPITFIRE PATROL
Group Captain Colin Gray DSO, DFC.
ISBN9781869410766
$45.00

The gripping autobiography of a New Zealand pilot's fighting experience during WWII. Gray joined the RAF in 1939 and saw action at Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain and elsewhere later in the war. In all he took part in over 500 operational missions and claimed over 40 enemy aircraft destroyed or damaged.

Random Century NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 166 pages. SECONDHAND


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

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

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


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

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

John Murray, London, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 257 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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DOGFIGHT THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Adam Claasen
ISBN9781921497285
$32.50

A study of the contribution made by Australian and New Zealand crew to the Battle of Britain. Includes ground crew, pilots and Air Command.

Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2012. Softback. 224 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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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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MEMOIRS OF A RELUCTANT BATSMAN
A O 'Cappy' Masters
ISBN9781857561487
$55.00

New Zealand Servicemen in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy 1940-45. His personal story gives a vivid picture of the times.

Janus Publishing Company, London, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket, 401 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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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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UNITED STATES FORCES IN NEW ZEALAND 1942-1945
Denys Bevan
ISBN0908900074
$55.00
A comprehensive history of all the US units that came to the country during the Second World War, including infantry, marines, navy and medical.

Macpherson Publishing, Alexandra, 1992. Softback. 408 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 KIWIS REVUE COMPANY programme
J C Williamson Theatres Ltd.
910260911
$32.50

Programme for performance by 'The Original Middle East Kiwi Revue Company' who debuted in 1946. Includes photographs of the members in character.

J C Williamson Theatres Ltd., Christchurch, 1953. Paper wrappers. 16 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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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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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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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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PIECES OF STRING NZ FAU in China
Lindsay Crozier
91028082
$75.00

Lindsay served with the Friends Ambulance Unit in China from 1945-1948. This is his personal account, including his role as a film photographer, and experiences with the Japanese post defeat. Mimeographed typescript with photographs.

Lindsay Crozier, nd. Wire-bound softback. 125 pages. SECONDHAND


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YESTERDAY'S DRUMS Echoes from the Wasteland of War
Tony Vercoe
ISBN9781877228513
$42.50

A personal, first-hand account of a 2NZEF Infantryman in North Africa and as a POW in Italy and Germany. Accounts of Sidi Azeiz, Bardia, Minqar Qaim, Benghazi.

Steele Roberts Ltd., Wellington, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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FREE LODGINGS
Peter Winter
ISBN9780790003047
$32.50

Serving with the 2NZEF Divisional Petrol Company, Winter was captured on Crete, and spent nearly four years as a POW in Italy and Germany. He recounts the good and the bad times he experienced.

Reed Books, Auckland, 1993. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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BRINGING UP THE REAR
Noel 'Wig' Gardiner
ISBN0908596197
$37.50

Further reminiscences of a Kiwi Soldier in the Middle East and North African campaigns of WWII. He follows on with his post-war career and involvemenet with the RSA. Many anecdotes of his soldiering.

Ray Richards Publisher, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 169 pages. SECONDHAND


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LOVE IN TIME OF WAR
Deborah Montgomerie
ISBN9781869403362
$32.50

Letter writing in the Second World War, from the letters home of 3 NZ servicemen, Bob Wilson, Gay Gray and Jack Lewis.

Auckland University Press, 2005. Softback. 146 pages. SECONDHAND


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RAMPANT DRAGONS
Jeffrey Plowman
ISBN9780987667502
$75.00

The history of New Zealanders in armoured fighting vehicles during WWII. With a focus on specific campaigns each with their own challenges, including Cassino, Orsogna and Trieste. First published in 2002.

John Douglas Publishing Ltd., Avonhead, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 353 pages. SECONDHAND