- Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One / Howard Weddell ; edited and produced by Peter Cooke, Defence of NZ Study Group
D547.N5 WED (Call Number)
- "During World War One over 1,000 men from Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa and Norfolk Island volunteered to join the New Zealand Military Forces. Their service included Gallipoli, France, Egypt and Palestine. Despite the fact that 107 of these men died of disease or enemy action, 73 were wounded in action and three became prisoners of war, regrettably until now their story has not been adequately told.
- 'Soldiers from the Pacific' describes how the Pacific Islanders, Native and Europeans, were recruited to the Imperial cause, their training and war time campaigns.
- Meticulous researched, this book lists and provides a short biography from Army records of every known Pacific soldier."--Publisher's information.
254 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 27 cm
Soldiers from the Pacific : the story of Pacific Island soldiers in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War One
- Includes bibliographical references (page 244) and index.
- "Fifth edition, 7th reprint 2018"
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