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New Zealand in the Pacific War : personal accounts of World War II

Author: Bruce M Petty
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With America's 1941 entry into World War II and the movement of Japanese forces into the southern Pacific, U.S. troops were sent to protect Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand war veterans, those on the New Zealand home front, American servicemen and members of the next generation give voice to New Zealand's contribution to World War II"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, New Zealand
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Petty
ISBN: 9780786435272 0786435275
OCLC Number: 173241119
Description: x, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Voices of New Zealand veterans of the Pacific War. 1. Thirty-six Battalion, Third New Zealand Division : Robert Gordon Dunlap. 2. Medical doctor with the Third New Zealand Division : Arthur N. Talbot. 3. From Wellington Hospital to Fiji : Dr. Alan Hayton. 4. Kiwi sailor in the British Navy : Stanley B. Martin. 5. From the cavalry to Corsairs : Des H. Turnbull. 6. Corsair pilot, No. 26 Squadron : E.T. Lang. 7. Kiwi ace in the Pacific : Geoffrey Bryson Fisken. 8. No. 1 Squadron, PV-1 Venturas : William John (Bill) Edhouse. 9. The Dumbos at Tulagi, Six FB Squadron : Charles Lawrence (Joe) Laird. 10. A stranger in her own land : Tracy Tapuke Magon --
pt. II. Voices from the New Zealand home front. 11. A marine from Georgia : Joan Hay Cudby. 12. Taking in the sick and wounded : Darcy and Dallas Knuckey. 13. The names in the hat : Ngaire Baker Duncan. 14. Maori elder : Georgina Kiripuai Aomarere. 15. The nurse : Louise Heffer Carkeek. 16. From Whangamomona to Wellington : Wyn Muirson Stockwell. 17. Farming in Ohura, an essential industry during the war : Melvin Alfred "Ike" Watts. 18. The lady and the batsman : Joan Masters --
pt. III. Voices of Americans in New Zealand. 19. Sick and hungry in Guadalcanal; fat and happy in New Zealand / Leonard E. Skinner. 20. The marine and the farmer's daughter : Clifford Charles Carrigan and Sylvia P. Carrigan. 21. Marine Corps combat photographer : Norman T. Hatch, USMCR (ret.). 22. The marine and the girl from Eltham : Joe Wetzel. 23. Defending Samoa from Japanese invasion : Carl W. Matthews --
pt. IV. Voices from the next generation. 24. The missing bit : Alfred Vaughan Leach. 25. Lost opportunities : June Margaret Baudinet (née Taringa) and Tanya Savage. 26. Looking for my father : Shirley Anne Winistoerfer Fairest. 27. My father was a marine : Clint Libby.
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