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By Glyn Harper

the hot Zealand infantrymen who left those beaches to struggle within the First global warfare represented one of many maximum collective endeavours within the nation’s heritage. Over 100,000 women and men could embark for abroad carrier and nearly 60,000 of them grew to become casualties. For a small kingdom like New Zealand this used to be a tragedy on an unimagined scale.
Using their own testimony, this booklet unearths what those males skilled – the reality in their lives in conflict, at relaxation, at their top and their worst. via a finished and sympathetic scrutiny of latest Zealand infantrymen’ correspondence, diaries and memoirs, a compelling photo of the hot Zealand soldier’s warfare from basic to non-public is printed. this isn't a crusade heritage of dry proof and element. particularly, it examines minutely the standard adventure of trench lifestyles in all its shapes and types. varied themes resembling barbed twine, using the bayonet, gasoline assaults, rats, horses, nutrition, communal making a song, infectious ailments and masses extra characteristic during this riveting account of the hot Zealand soldier within the First international warfare. it's the tale of normal males thrust into the main striking situations imaginable.

Written in an obtainable kind aimed toward the common reader, the publication is the fabricated from quite a lot of learn. The textual content is complemented by way of various maps, illustrations, graphs and diagrams.

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