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History, memory and representation, Alfio Leotta

The Camera in the Crowd: Filming New Zealand in Peace and War: 1895-1920 Christopher Pugsley Oratia Books, $80.00, ISBN 9780947506346 Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen Annabel Cooper University of Otago Press, $50.00, ISBN 9781988531083 As…
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In the service of one’s country, Mary Varnham

Le Quesnoy 1918: New Zealand’s Last Battle Christopher Pugsley Oratia, $45.00, ISBN 9780947506490 My father served on the Western Front, having signed up at the age of 17 or thereabouts. He came from a lonely farm in the Akatarawa Valley,…
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Balancing the probabilities, Christopher Pugsley

Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson Potton and Burton, $35.00, ISBN 9780947503390 “What is it that we don’t understand? We’re going to lose this fucking war if…
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With the Second Division, Tony Simpson

A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand’s Heroic Second Division Christopher Pugsley Penguin, $70.00 ISBN 9780143571896 It might seem strange that we have had to wait seven decades from the conclusion of WWII for a comprehensive history…
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Voices from the past, Jock Phillips

Remembering Gallipoli: Interviews with New Zealand Gallipoli Veterans  Christopher Pugsley and Charles Ferrall (eds) Victoria University Press, $40.00 ISBN 9780864739919 Amid the flood of printed words that have marked the centenary of New Zealand’s Gallipoli experience, Remembering Gallipoli comes with,…
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Over there, Tony Simpson

New Zealand and the Second World War  Ian McGibbon Hodder Moa Beckett, $40.00, ISBN 1869589548 A Fair Sort of Battering: New Zealanders remember the Italian Campaign ed Megan Hutching HarperCollins, $40.00, ISBN 1869505050 The Desert Railway  Brendan Judd Penguin, $29.95,…
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Putting it all behind them, Christopher Pugsley

Dark Laughter: War in Song and Popular Culture Les Cleveland Praeger, US$49.95 ISBN 0275947645 Silent Casualties: New Zealand’s Unspoken Legacy of the Second World War Alison Parr Tandem Press, $29.95 ISBN 0908884672 Whistle As You Go: The Story of the…
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The culture of death – where are the songs? Les Cleveland

Deep Jay: Kiwis At War In Vietnam Rod Eder Tandem Press, $19.95 ISBN 0 908884 55 9 Ensor’s Endeavour Vincent Orange Grub Street, London (also available from PO Box 2319, Christchurch), $59.95, ISBN 1 898 697 043 North From Taranto:…
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