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Johnny Enzed

Glyn Harper


PUBLISHED: 23rd November 2015
ISBN: 9781775592440
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Johnny ENZED was the ordinary soldier; this is about what mattered to him. From sailing away to the trip home we share the ups and downs of soldiering. Through the most comprehensive and authoritative ever survey of their letters, diaries and photographs we see and sense the truth of our soldier's lives in battle, at rest, at their best and worst.
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PUBLISHED: 23rd November 2015
ISBN: 9781775592440
ANNOTATION:
Johnny ENZED was the ordinary soldier; this is about what mattered to him. From sailing away to the trip home we share the ups and downs of soldiering. Through the most comprehensive and authoritative ever survey of their letters, diaries and photographs we see and sense the truth of our soldier's lives in battle, at rest, at their best and worst.

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Johnny ENZED was the ordinary soldier; this is about what mattered to him. From sailing away to the trip home we share the ups and downs of soldiering. Through the most comprehensive and authoritative ever survey of their letters, diaries and photographs we see and sense the truth of our soldier's lives in battle, at rest, at their best and worst.

Publisher Description

The New Zealand soldiers who left these shores to fight in the First World War represented one of the greatest collective endeavours in the nation's history. Over 100,000 men and women would embark for overseas service and almost 60,000 of them became casualties. For a small nation like New Zealand this was a tragedy on an unimagined scale. Using their personal testimony, this book reveals what these men experienced - the truth of their lives in battle, at rest, at their best and their worst. Through a comprehensive and sympathetic scrutiny of New Zealand soldiers' correspondence, diaries and memoirs, a compelling picture of the New Zealand soldier's war from general to private is revealed. This is not a campaign history of dry facts and detail. Rather, it examines minutely the everyday experience of trench life in all its shapes and forms. Diverse topics such as barbed wire, the use of the bayonet, gas attacks, rats, horses, food, communal singing, infectious diseases and much more feature in this riveting account of the New Zealand soldier in the First World War. It is the story of ordinary men thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances imaginable.

Written in an accessible style aimed at the interested general reader, the book is the product of a substantial amount of research. The text is complemented by a range of maps, illustrations, graphs and diagrams.

Author Biography

Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University and is General Editor of the Centenary History series. A former teacher, he joined the Australian Army in 1988 and after eight years transferred to the New Zealand Army, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is now one of NZ's best-known military historians and the author of nineteen books, including six books for children. Many of these books are on aspects of the First World War and have achieved best-seller status.

Product Details

Author
Glyn Harper
Pages
720
ISBN-10
1775592448
ISBN-13
9781775592440
Format
Leather
Subtitle
The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War 1914-1918
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
Maps and photos
Media
Book
Publisher
Exisle Publishing
Series
First World War Centenary History series
Year
2015
Publication Date
2015-08-01