JOHNNY ENZED

JOHNNY ENZED Author : Glyn Harper
Release : 2015-07-27
Publisher : Exisle Publishing
ISBN : 1775592383
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The New Zealand soldiers who left these shores to fight in the First World War represented one of the greatest collective endeavours in the nation’s history. Over 100,000 men and women would embark for overseas service and almost 60,000 of them became casualties. For a small nation like New Zealand this was a tragedy on an unimagined scale. Using their personal testimony, this book reveals what these men experienced – the truth of their lives in battle, at rest, at their best and their worst. Through a comprehensive and sympathetic scrutiny of New Zealand soldiers’ correspondence, diaries and memoirs, a compelling picture of the New Zealand soldier’s war from general to private is revealed. This is not a campaign history of dry facts and detail. Rather, it examines minutely the everyday experience of trench life in all its shapes and forms. Diverse topics such as barbed wire, the use of the bayonet, gas attacks, rats, horses, food, communal singing, infectious diseases and much more feature in this riveting account of the New Zealand soldier in the First World War. It is the story of ordinary men thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances imaginable. Written in an accessible style aimed at the interested general reader, the book is the product of a substantial amount of research. The text is complemented by a range of maps, illustrations, graphs and diagrams.

Experience of a Lifetime

Experience of a Lifetime Author : John Crawford
Release : 2016-04-01
Publisher : Massey University Press
ISBN : 0994132549
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The First World War is widely conceived as a pointless conflict that destroyed a generation. Petty squabbles between emperors pushed naïve young men into a nightmare of mud and blood that killed millions and left scarred and embittered survivors. However, the ongoing reinterpretation of the First World War reveals that matters were rather more nuanced and complex. Hardship and death were all too common, but there were positive experiences, too. Vast numbers of people, for example, travelled to new parts of the world and encountered new cultures, inspiring a sense of wonder and respect. Military tactics were improved, and great military commanders of the inter-war and Second World War periods came to prominence during the First World War. The conflict also had a formative influence on politicians, writers, artists, union leaders, businessmen and some ethnic minorities, who used their participation to press for equal rights and full citizenship. This book’s 16 chapters, written by a range of leading New Zealand and international historians, explains how.

Who's who in New Zealand

Who's who in New Zealand Author :
Release : 1978
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Johnny Enzed - Limited Leather Edition: the New Zealand Solider in TheFirst World War 1914-1918

Johnny Enzed - Limited Leather Edition: the New Zealand Solider in TheFirst World War 1914-1918 Author : Glyn Harper
Release : 2016-01-08
Publisher :
ISBN : 9781775592440
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"The New Zealand soldiers who left these shores to fight in the First World War represented one of the greatest collective endeavours in the nation's history. Over 100,000 men and women would embark for overseas service and almost 60,000 of them became casualties. For a small nation like New Zealand this was a tragedy on an unimagined scale. Using their personal testimony, this book reveals what these men experienced - the truth of their lives in battle, at rest, at their best and their worst. Through a comprehensive and sympathetic scrutiny of New Zealand soldiers' correspondence, diaries and memoirs, a compelling picture of the New Zealand soldier's war from general to private is revealed. This is not a campaign history of dry facts and detail. Rather, it examines minutely the everyday experience of trench life in all its shapes and forms. Diverse topics such as barbed wire, the use of the bayonet, gas attacks, rats, horses, food, communal singing, infectious diseases and much more feature in this riveting account of the New Zealand soldier in the First World War. It is the story of ordinary men thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances imaginable. Written in an accessible style aimed at the interested general reader, the book is the product of a substantial amount of research. The text is complemented by a range of maps, illustrations, graphs and diagrams"--Publisher's website.

New Zealand National Bibliography

New Zealand National Bibliography Author :
Release : 1975
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Rugby Versus Rommel

Rugby Versus Rommel Author : Paul Donoghue
Release : 1961
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 64.18 MB
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A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary

A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary Author : R. W. Burchfield
Release : 1972
Publisher : Oxford : Clarendon Press
ISBN :
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These volumes replace the 1933 Supplement to the OED. The vocabulary treated is that which came into use during the publication of the successive sections of the main Dictionary -- that is, between 1884, when the first fascicle of the letter A was published, and 1928, when the final section of the Dictionary appeared -- together with accessions to the English language in Britain and abroad from 1928 to the present day. Nearly all the material in the 1933 Supplement has been retained here, though in revised form (Preface).

New Zealand Libraries

New Zealand Libraries Author :
Release : 1946
Publisher :
ISBN :
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The New Zealand Army

The New Zealand Army Author : Charles Emil Dornbusch
Release : 1961
Publisher : Cornwallville, N.Y. : Hope Farm Press
ISBN :
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Kiwi Down the Strada

Kiwi Down the Strada Author : Leslie Hobbs
Release : 1963
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Australian Words and Their Origins

Australian Words and Their Origins Author : Joan Hughes
Release : 1989
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 24.56 MB
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This is a concise edition of the Australian National Dictionary (OUP 1989) which was hailed as a major asset for readers studying Australian literature that made all earlier dictionaries of Australian English obsolete. The volume contains nearly as many headwords as the original edition, yet provides fewer collations, and indicates the first recorded, and most recent, use of a word. It retains the parent volume's comprehensive coverage of uniquely Australian words and phrases; words for indigenous flora, fauna, and pastimes; and Aboriginal terms.