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A fighting quality : New Zealanders at war

Author: Cedric R Mentiplay
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1979.
Series: Famous New Zealanders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Describes the wartime exploits of New Zealand's greatest fighting men and tries to answer the question of why New Zealand soldiers have a special fighting quality that sets them apart from other good soldiers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric R Mentiplay
ISBN: 0589012630 9780589012632
OCLC Number: 154679337
Description: vi, 69 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm.
Contents: New Zealand the crucible --
The elements combine --
Down-payment on nationhood --
The Anzac legends --
The kings of no-man's land --
Th horse-soldiers --
'Ball of fire' --
Trial by disaster --
The junior leaders --
The higher brass --
The 'happy warriors' --
The special forces --
Cloak and dagger --
Epilogue : the future, a helping hand.
Series Title: Famous New Zealanders.
Responsibility: Cedric Mentiplay.

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Describes the wartime exploits of New Zealand's greatest fighting men and tries to answer the question of why New Zealand soldiers have a special fighting quality that sets them apart from other good soldiers.

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