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The Resource Pacific star : 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II, Reg Newell

Pacific star : 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II, Reg Newell

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Pacific star : 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II
Title
Pacific star
Title remainder
3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Reg Newell
Title variation
Pacificstar
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
940.541293
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Pacific star : 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II, Reg Newell
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Pacific star : 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II, Reg Newell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-225) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • sti
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Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The war in the South Pacific saw some of the most gruelling fighting of World War Two. Conditions were unpleasant - fetid heat, torrential downpours and hostile flora and fauna - while the Japanese enemy were ruthless and would often fight to the last man. Amphibious warfare, jungle warfare and the need to co-operate with our American ally all meant that new demands were made on New Zealand soldiers. Yet the war in the South Pacific came to be seen as an easy war, generally overlooked (with the exception of Guadalcanal) by historians. From ignorance of what the soldiers were called upon to endure, the notion arose that service in the South Pacific was somehow less worthy than the 'real war' in Europe against the Nazis. This attitude continued in the post-war world and today the soldiers of 3NZ Division are all but forgotten. Pacific Star sets the record straight, shedding new light on the sacrifices and tribulations which the soldiers of 3NZ Division had to endure in the service of the Allied cause. The book covers their initial deployment in Fiji and New Caledonia, and describes the major battles the division fought in the Solomons: Vella Lavella, the Treasury Islands and the Green Islands, as well as their sometimes strained relationship with the US military. Reg Newell has interviewed veterans for this book, which includes new maps and previously unpublished photographs
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16111424
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25 cm
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230 pages
Isbn
9781927187838
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illustrations (some colour), maps
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  • (NLNZils)1741602
  • (OCoLC)909925866
  • (OCoLC)909925866

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