New Zealand’s Great War

New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War

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New Zealand’s Great War is a collection of essays arising out of the ‘Zealandia’s Great War’ conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians from New Zealand and around the world, various aspects of New Zealand’s involvement in World War One are discussed. Subjects include the Pioneer Maori Battalion, women who opposed the war, the early years of the RSA, Gallipoli, the infantry on the Somme, New Zealand’s involvement in the naval war, prostitution and the New Zealand soldier, the Home Defence, religion in the First World War, and the Armistice. New Zealand’s Great War is a fascinating miscellany of informed comment on and insight into the event that did most to shape New Zealand as a nation.

Hardback ISBN: 9780908988853
eISBN: 9781927147344



The Editors:

John Crawford is the New Zealand Defence Force’s historian. He is the author of Operation East Timor (with Glyn Harper), the editor of Kia Kaha: New Zealand in the Second World War, and jointly edited One Flag, One Queen, One Tongue with Ian McGibbon. Ian McGibbon, ONZM, D Litt, is general editor of war history at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. He has written or edited eight books, including The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History and Gallipoli: A guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials.


Dr Stephen Clark, Royal New Zealand RSA HQ, NZ; John Crawford, NZ Defence Force HQ, NZ; Dr Bronwyn Dalley, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, NZ; Dr Allan Davidson St John’s College, NZ; Prof Jeffrey Grey, University of New South Wales, AUS; Dr Glyn Harper, Massey University, NZ; Dr Graham Hucker, Massey University, NZ; Megan Hutching, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, NZ; Dr Richard Kay, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, NZ; Dr Jennifer Keene, Chapman University, USA; Dr Peter Lineham, Massey University, NZ; Dr John Martin, Parliamentary Library, NZ; Dr Ian McGibbon, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, NZ; Dr Gavin McLean, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, NZ; Dr Jenny Macleod, University of Edinburgh, UK; Dr Melanie Nolan, Victoria University , NZ; Dr Chris Pugsley, Royal Military Academy, UK; Dr Peter Stanley, Australian War Memorial, AUS; Peter Cooke, NZ; Peter Dennerly, AUS; Prof Peter Dennis, AUS; Dr Frank Glen, NZ; Dr Ashley Gould, NZ; Ria Keenan, NZ; Lt Col Terry Kinloch, USA; Graham Langton, NZ; Andrew Macdonald, UK; Dr Vincent Orange, NZ; Gwen Parsons, NZ; Prof Gary Sheffield, UK; Dr Monty Soutar, NZ; Dr Pierre Purseigle, Jesus College, UK; Dr James Watson, Massey University, NZ



Part I Political, Social and International Perspectives
1 Britain and the Empire at War 1914-1918: Reflections on a Forgotten Victory – Gary Sheffield
2 The Shaping of New Zealand’s War Effort, August – October 1914 - Ian McGibbon
3 The Reception of Belgian Refugees in Europe: a Litmus Test of Wartime Social Mobilisation Pierre Purseigle
4 The Moloch of War: New Zealand Women who Opposed the War Megan Hutching
5 Te Hokowhitu-a-Tu: A Coming of Age? Monty Soutar
6 Americans at War: Assessing the Significance of
American Participation in the Great War Jennifer D. Keene
7 Caging the Prussian Dragon: New Zealand and the Paris Peace Conference 1919   Richard Kay
8 Beckham, Waugh and the Memory of Gallipoli  Jenny Macleod
9 Return: Repatriation, Remembrance and the Returned Soldiers’ Association 1916 – 22 Stephen Clarke

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