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ANZAC DAY: The New Zealand Story—Book Review »

July 1, 2014
By Philippa Werry As we approach the 100th anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli and look at to the world today there is a clear link between New Zealand’s First World War contribution and the conception of an independent New Zealand that stands up for what it believes in. Although occurring almost a hundred years […]
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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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The First World War – Book Review »

May 26, 2014
As we enter the hundredth anniversary of the global struggle we today know as the First World War, a period of great suffering, huge technological leaps and events that shaped the world to come it is important to understand the history behind the conflict that created the ANZAC tradition. Written by one of Britain’s foremost […]
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