KIWI BATTLEFIELDS brings a unique perspective to the wars of the world and New Zealand s part in them. It presents a series of chapters on significant battles in which New Zealanders fought but paints them in the context of their times. It shows not ...
just what happened, but how each was reported to New Zealanders waiting anxiously at home for news and what the soldiers themselves thought. Archives, newspaper files, soldiers letters and diaries will be drawn on to take a new generation through each battle. KIWI BATTLEFIELDS is handsomely illustrated with many photos, some of which have never before been published. As wars past take on a greater resonance in the national memory, KIWI BATTLEFIELDS provides an understanding of why more people than ever flock to Anzac Day services.