- The New Zealand experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front / Matthew Wright
D547.A8 WRI (Call Number)
Updated, revised and expanded second edition
"In The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front, historian Matthew Wright goes to the heart of how the First World War affected the lives of ordinary New Zealanders. The book analyses what it was like for New Zealand soldiers at the two main battle fronts where they fought, and frames it with the social effects back home. Beginning with an outline of pre-war New Zealand society, Wright portrays the extraordinary world of war into which its young men plunged as they entered the baptism of fire at Gallipoli. The end of innocence that the withdrawal from the Dardanelles implied led to a harder, more fatalistic approach in the theatre of mechanised death that was the Western Front. By war's end, hope and glory had faded, replaced by a new view of military heroism - in a country forever changed."--Publisher's information.
390 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
The New Zealand experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- First published as: 'Shattered glory : the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front'. New Zealand : Penguin Books, 2010.
- On cover: Foreword by Christopher Pugsley.
Images and documents
The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.