The Front Line

Images of New Zealanders in the Second World War

Glyn Harper with Susan Lemish

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Hard cover


New Zealand’s war through the lens of those who served

A landmark book exploring New Zealand’s second world war effort through over 800 photographs, many never before published and many live-action shots taken by those at the front. The images span North Africa, Europe and the Pacific, as well as action on the water and in the air — every battle and theatre in which New Zealanders fought.

The text by one of New Zealand’s leading military historians places the images in context. Chapters on prisoners of war, the home front and New Zealand’s role in Japan after the end of hostilities in the Pacific round out this rich visual account of a conflict that dominated all aspects of New Zealand life for seven years.

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  • CATEGORY: Military history
  • ISBN: 978-0-9951407-3-8
  • ESBN: N/A
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 12/08/2021
  • PAGE EXTENT: 384
  • FORMAT: Hard cover
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Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University.