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Periscope : unofficial mouthpiece of the 1st Battalion N.Z. Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own) and Divisional Ammunition Column

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  • Catalogue title
    Periscope : unofficial mouthpiece of the 1st Battalion N.Z. Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own) and Divisional Ammunition Column
  • Type
  • Identifiers
    D526.2 PER  (Call Number)
  • Available in
     (Location)
  • Series holdings
    Nov 1915
  • Physical description
    v. ; 22 cm.
  • Production
    Officers & men of the Reinforcement (Publisher)
     (Place of occurrence)
    1915
  • Subject
    • World War, 1914-1918--Humour, caricatures, etc.--Periodicals  (General Subject)
    • World War, 1914-1918--Poetry--Periodicals  (General Subject)
    • Maunganui (Ship)--Periodicals  (General Subject)
    • New Zealand. Army. Expeditionary Force--Military life--Periodicals  (General Subject)
    • World War, 1914-1918--Anecdotes--Periodicals  (General Subject)
  • Citation
    Periscope : unofficial mouthpiece of the 1st Battalion N.Z. Rifle Brigade (Earl of Liverpool's Own) and Divisional Ammunition Column
  • Notes
    • New Zealand troopship magazine.
    • Digitised copy available to view online in pdf format
    • Includes nominal roll of troops.
    • As transport no. 30 the "Maunganui" carried the 1st Rifle Brigade, departing Wellington, New Zealand 9 October 1915 and arriving Suez 17 November 1915. O.C. Troops was Major W.S. Austin and Ship's Master L. Worrall.
    • The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade was compiled by Major William Austin and published in 1924 (Armed Services Collection D 547.N5). The following description of the production of "The periscope" is taken from p. 17 of Austin's history: "On the "Maunganui," the ship's disused printing-press was commandeered, and a weird and wonderful magazine, called "The Periscope," was produced. It was an eight-paged paper, printed with decrepit type and faded ink, on such sheets of absorbent paper as could be spared from the battalion orderly- room; a poor thing, doubtless, but nevertheless prized as being entirely our own. At Fremantle, by means of judicious purchases, the type-founts were augmented and a supply of paper and ink laid in, and as a result there blossomed forth, before we reached our destination, a second number of the magazine, somewhat thin in bulk, yet resplendent in its crimson binding and gold lettering. An endeavour had been made to secure a green cover, as more fitting for a Rifle Brigade paper, but the resources of Fremantle proved to be limited."

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