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Flies, sand and unwashed socks : letters from WWII : New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1940-1943

Author: R G Harris; Susan Cambridge
Publisher: Christchurch New Zealand : Susan Cambridge, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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These letters are from Egypt, Greece, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Italy: Dick Harris travelled huge distances in North Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe. For more than three years he lived with bombing from the air and shelling fro the ground. He manoeuvred guns and ammunition, lived in slit trenches and tents, talked with people from other cultures, and learned the skills of radio operation. He was a quiet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, New Zealand
Named Person: R G Harris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R G Harris; Susan Cambridge
ISBN: 9780473410865 0473410869
OCLC Number: 1007599210
Description: 149 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: R.G. (Dick) Harris ; edited by Susan Cambridge.

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These letters are from Egypt, Greece, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Italy: Dick Harris travelled huge distances in North Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe. For more than three years he lived with bombing from the air and shelling fro the ground. He manoeuvred guns and ammunition, lived in slit trenches and tents, talked with people from other cultures, and learned the skills of radio operation. He was a quiet gentle person who liked his own company, read widely, enjoyed writing and painting. World War II brought adventure, exploration, companionship, challenges, hardship and loss. It changed his life forever. This is his story, told in his own words, and the story of many New Zealanders who set out to defeat tyranny and make the world a better place.

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