Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University and is General Editor of the Centenary History series. A former teacher, he joined the Australian Army in 1988 and after eight years transferred to the New Zealand Army, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Glyn was the army’s official historian for the deployment to East Timor. He is one of New Zealand’s best-known military historians and the author of nineteen books, including six books for children. Many of these books are on aspects of the First World War and have achieved best-seller status, among them Massacre at Passchendaele: The New Zealand story; Images of War: New Zealand and the First World War in photographs; Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand soldiers write home; and Spring Offensive: New Zealand and the second Battle of the Somme.
His most recent book is Johnny Enzed: The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War 1914-1918