Wheelers Books
The Home Front: New Zealand Society and the War Effort 1914-1919
 

The Home Front: New Zealand Society and the War Effort 1914-1919 (Hardback)

By Watson, James
By Loveridge, Steven

  • RRP: $59.99
  • $47.99
  • Save $12.00
  • In Stock At Publisher

The Great War is now typically regarded as senseless and futile, but most New Zealanders at the time considered it to be a war to preserve security and freedoms, to punish an aggressive enemy and to win a better world. Yet the war years proved a tumultuous time, and bitterness an...d animosities ran alongside idealism and sacrifice. Families were broken up as soldiers departed. Civil liberties were curtailed as the government wielded unprecedented powers. Divisive issues, economic volatility and a rising death toll all threatened resolve. Finally, in the last weeks of the war, a devastating influenza pandemic arrived in New Zealand and extracted a deadly toll. In The Home Front Steven Loveridge and James Watson offer a compelling account of how a small and developing country confronted the complex questions and brutal realities of a world war.
Read more

ISBN 9780995100183
Published NZ 14 Nov 2019
Publisher Massey University Press
Format Hardback
Availability
999 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780995100183
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Published 14 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Watson, James
By Loveridge, Steven
Category World History: First World War
Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 520
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

TOP