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On the ANZAC Trail: Being Extracts from the Diary of a New Zealand Sapper. By "ANZAC." 1st Ed., ix+210pp. Heinemann. 1916  #60901
[HLMainPic] The author served in the Boer War & had lived in NZ but was with his parents in Ireland in 1914. Answered an advert for New Zealanders to enlist at the High Commission in London & trained with this contingent of about 200 men at Salisbury Plain until shipped out to Egypt in December: describes life in Zeitoun camp, the Aussie riots in Cairo which he witnessed, then diary of a month at Gallipoli until severely wounded (probably at Quinn's Post) & invalided. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
BILCLIFFE (John) Well Done the 68th: The Durhams in the Crimea & New Zealand 1854-1866. 1st Ed., x+347pp., 145 illus., 5 maps. VG in dw. Chippenham: Picton. 1995  #61795
[HLMainPic] Based on the letters & diaries of eleven officers & men who participated in these campaigns, plus Roll of Hon., awards, biographical details of many officers & soldiers. Well illustrated & acclaimed history. VG in dw. Se illustration on our website.   £35
BYRNE (Lt. A.E., MC) Official History of the Otago Regiment NZEF in the Great War 1914-18. 2nd Ed., 407pp., 55 illus., 11 fldg. maps. Dunedin: Wilkie. nd (c.1922).  #60518
[HLMainPic] Detailed history, Gallipoli & Western Front: Cape Helles to the Somme, Messines, 3rd Ypres &c. Awards. "...many small actions described in interesting detail. The author was one of the Regts. officers & his account is said to be very accurate" - Perkins. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
DORNBUSCH (C.E.) Comp. The New Zealand Army, A Bibliography. 1st Ed., [v]+116pp. Cornwallville, NY: Hope Farm Press. 1961  #54676
[HLMainPic] Useful annotated bibliography. Dup. ts. with card covers. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HALL (D.O.W.) Escapes. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52083
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ escapers from camps in Greece, Crete, Germany &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Germany. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52081
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ PoWs in camps in Germany. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Italy. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52080
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ PoWs in camps in Italy. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
HALL (D.O.W.) Women at War. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos., maps & diagrams. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1948  #52079
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the work of NZ Wrens, WAAC, WAAF &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
LLEWELLYN (S.P.) Troopships. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52090
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an acccount of life on board troopships inc. food & accommodation, recreations &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
LUXFORD (Major J.H.) With the Machine Gunners in France & Palestine: The Official History of the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps in the Great World War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 255pp., portrait frontis., 49 photos., 9 maps/plans (most fldg.). Auckland: W&T, 1923  #63976
[HLMainPic] Excellent account: Somme, Messines, 3rd Ypres, 1918 battles on the Western Front & one squadron in Egypt/Palestine at Gaza &c. Includes Roll of Hon. (noting date & location of burials), awards (many with citations). "A good detailed account of machine gunners services in both theatres of WW1, with useful illustrations." - Perkins 723. Orig. red cloth, blocked black, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145

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