Author(s): Richard Wolfe
From earliest tribal conflicts to involvement in major campaigns and peacekeeping exercises, "On Active Service: New Zealand at War" recounts this country's war experience. Camaraderie and teamwork at the front, those left behind to keep the home fires burning, victory and defeat - they are all here, richly illustrated with evocative images from our fighting past. Accompanying these images is a social commentary recounting the experiences of ordinary New Zealanders, whether on active service or providing service from the home front. The book includes chapters on early tribal conflict, the New Zealand wars, the South Africal War, the First and Second World Wars, the Cold War and peacekeeping.