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Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories

Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories (Hardback)

Edited by Hollis, Renee

'We are only a small and young nation, but we are one and all a band of brothers and we march forward with a union of hearts and wills to a common destiny.' - Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand, upon the outbreak of WWII in 1939 Voices of World War II shows the ...human side of war through dozens of first-hand memories, stories, and reflections on life during wartime in New Zealand and overseas. A visually captivating compendium of photographs and written accounts, it provides a snapshot of what life was like during WWII, from the point of view of those who lived through it. Descriptions are given by a solider lying in his tent, hearing bombs land close by; young school children explain what it was like to have bomb shelter practices at school; a Land Girl meets the farmer she would work with for the first time. Stories are shared about leaving New Zealand and heading into the unknown, as well as WWI-veteran fathers refusing to send their sons to war. Women share what life was like as a WAAF, Wren or nurse overseas. In this collection of memories sent in by families across New Zealand, you will find a rare insight into wartime life across generations and vocations. Fascinating and genuine, it is both a tribute to the resilience and bravery of those who served in WWII, and a historical account which will teach younger generations about the lives of their ancestors.
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ISBN 9781775594314
Published NZ 3 Nov 2021
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781775594314
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Published 3 Nov 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Edited by Hollis, Renee
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 280mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade