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Grey Ghosts

Grey Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Challinor, Deborah

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We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin...g, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
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ISBN 9781869507718
Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9781869507718
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Published 1 Apr 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Challinor, Deborah
Category Anzac Day Books
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian history: Vietnam War
American history: Vietnam War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Military Life & Institutions
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 959.70433930922
Weight 740g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Psychological aspects, Veterans - New Zealand, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Veterans - New Zealand
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade