New Zealand and the First World War was produced to mark the centenary of the ‘Great War’.
It is an interactive book with fold-out maps, posters, diaries booklets, letters and postcards that help you to appreciate the glory, terror, tragedy, bravery and grief that affected every family, every street and every town in New Zealand. There are more than 500 images within its pages, including pictures from Auckland Museum's own collection.
Spanning from the outbreak of war in 1914 to demobilisation in 1919 and told in 50 episodes, this one-of-a-kind book covers front-line experiences in faraway battlefields, such as Gallipoli and Passchendaele, as well as the impact of war on New Zealand’s home life.
“This is the trailblazing history for the war's centenary. It answers the obvious and not so obvious questions and will delight every age. It is a triumph.” Christopher Pugsley, New Zealand Listener
Not to be missed. Order your copy before stocks run out.
•Size/Weight: 315 x 270mm / 1805g
About the Author
- A senior historian at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage in Wellington, Dr Damien Fenton is an expert in New Zealand and Australian military history. He was inspired to become a war historian by his grandfather's experiences in WWII. Dr Fenton devoted four years to creating New Zealand and the First World War.