TheNew ZealandWars of the 1840s and 1860s, other nineteenth-century military encounters, theSouth AfricanWar, the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, the Gulf War, modern-day peacekeeping ... The Penguin Book of New Zealanders at War contains the best, widest range of published and non-published written material on our people in warfare. This is a soldier's book - thus letters, diaries, journalists' reports, memoirs. The focus is on actual experience and on human responses to war. A vast array of personal experiences is covered, including POWs, the home front, medical/nursing efforts, as well as coverage of conscientious objectors.When daylight camesomeof us, myself included, crawled outto some adjacent shell holesfrom where thecries were coming andwere astonishedto find about halfa dozen ... almost dead with starvation and exposure, lying stuck in the mud and too weak to move. ... the most awful deaths in the half frozen mud while tens of thousands of able bodied men were campedwithin five milesofthem behind the lines.
|Title||:||Penguin Book Of New Zealanders At War|
|Publisher||:||Penguin UK - 2009-08-31|