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For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story
 

For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Vennell, Jock

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The third of three books by military historian Jock Vennell on New Zealand's participation in World War 1 through the experiences of its commanders and the men they led. A biography of Major General Sir Andrew Russell, commander of the New Zealand Division in France from 1916 to ...the end of the war, was followed by the first published biography of Gallipoli hero, Lieutenant Colonel William Malone. This book is the story of a New Zealand family of five brothers who enlisted to fight for their country in World War 1 and never returned. They were among the more than 18,000 young men who lost their lives fighting for the British Empire to which their country belonged in 1914. Countless others were badly wounded or returned home so physically and mentally damaged that they could play no useful part in post-war society. Through the tragedy of the Christophers family, military historian Jock Vennell traces the social and economic damage done to New Zealand society by the war, destroying so many of the best of its coming generation, disrupting nationally important industries and social services and limiting personal freedoms. He looks at why so many young men willingly answered the call to serve their King, country, and empire, despite the terrible loss of life sustained on the battlefields of Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East over four years of war.
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ISBN 9781927167397
Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
Publisher Wily Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781927167397
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Wily Publications
Imprint Wily Publications
Published 30 Sep 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Vennell, Jock
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: First World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 120
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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