With nearly 14,000 dead, the Western Front was the most costly of all the campaigns in which New Zealand military personnel have taken part, accounting for two-thirds of New Zealand's fatalities in the First World War. This book covers this participation in all its facets, challenges myths that exist about New Zealand's effort and throws new light on aspects of the involvement. The battles that New Zealand soldiers fought 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. Includes specially prepared maps to provide details and illustrate specific aspects of all the main battles of the campaign.
Size: 29 x 21.5 x 3.5cm