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Torpedo! : Kiwis at sea in World War II

Author: Matthew Wright
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random, N.Z., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1939 and 1945, New Zealanders fought on, below or above every ocean of the world, from South American waters to the Pacific, from Cook Strait to the Arctic and most sea between. Editor Matthew Wright has collected some of their most exciting, harrowing, emotive and adventurous tales. These are human stories from the age that forged New Zealand, an era when civilisation seemed on the brink of catastrophe -  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Wright
ISBN: 9781869419165 1869419162
OCLC Number: 174100687
Description: 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Our blue-water war / Matthew Wright --
Action off the river plate / K.F. Connew, L.C. Martinson, H.H. Beesley --
The Black Raiders / G.W. Dillon, G.R. Ferguson --
Leander's Odyssey / Stanley Hermans, A.W. Syms --
Escape from Singapore / W.A. Wheldale, J.E. Washbourn, L.C. Hurndell --
In home waters / S.W. Hicks --
Cloak and dagger / J.G. Williamson --
Malta convoys / L.J.H. Wackrow --
Over the Sand Sea / Don Nairn --
David and Goliath / J.L.W. Salter, E.C. McVinnie --
Torpedoed! / V.W. Fifield, Robert Harvey --
From Murmansk to Burma / Richard Campbell Begg --
Seafires and the Unicorn ; Batting on the Indefatigable / A.O. 'Cappy' Masters --
Into blue waters / Robert Harvey, A.O. 'Cappy' Masters.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Wright.
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"Between 1939 and 1945, New Zealanders fought on, below or above every ocean of the world, from South American waters to the Pacific, from Cook Strait to the Arctic and most sea between. Editor Matthew Wright has collected some of their most exciting, harrowing, emotive and adventurous tales. These are human stories from the age that forged New Zealand, an era when civilisation seemed on the brink of catastrophe - and when New Zealanders were fighting to save the world they knew"--Back cover.

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