New Zealand's Western Front Campaign by Ian McGibbon Artist: Ian McGibbon
Artist: Ian McGibbon
New Zealand's Western Front Campaign by Ian McGibbon
Between 1914 and 1918 New Zealand fought the bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in its military history. In this, the first scholarly overview of NZ's biggest campaign since the first official history in 1921, NZ historian Ian McGibbon challenges the myths that exist about New Zealand's effort and throws new light on aspects of our involvement on the Western Front. Meticulous research, careful analysis and a clear narrative make this book a benchmark of military history and it will be the cornerstone reference for many years to come. It covers participation in all its facets: the battles are described in detail, and placed in the wider context of the conflict. The tedium of trench warfare, the terror of going over the top in major attacks and the exhilaration of taking part in the open warfare that concluded the campaign are all part of the story. Hear more from the author talking to Lyn Freeman on RNZ.
Item No: 9781869539269