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The White Ships: New Zealand’s First World War Hospital Ships – Book Review »

June 16, 2014
By Gavin McLean New Zealand’s hospital ships are often taken for granted in military histories. In fact the effort that went into and equipping the NZ hospital ships was considerable, led by the Governor General no less. The lessons were clear and the hospital ships were quickly revived for WWII. This book is part of […]
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The Waikato River Gunboats: New Zealand’s First Navy – Book Review »

New Zealand’s first Navy was a collection of converted and specifically-built paddle steamers to transport and support the British Army in its campaign in the Waikato, 1863-64. Grant Middlemiss has assembled years of research and worked with illustrator Harry Duncan to bring to life these ships and their achievements. Without our contemporary concerns for joint […]
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