Kiwi Companeros

Kiwi Companeros : New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War

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Drawing on recently released military documents and previously unpublished photographs, this enthralling record is the first-ever account of New Zealand s role in the Spanish civil war that lasted from 1936 through 1939. Volunteers from more than 50 countries took sides, including New Zealanders who worked for the Spanish cause both abroad and at home. With contributions from some of New Zealand s leading writers and historians, this volume tells the all-but-forgotten stories of the remarkable heroes who chose to enter into a crucial conflict that became a ruthless rehearsal for World War II."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 182.88 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • Canterbury University Press
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • English
  • 53 b/w photographs, 17 b/w illustrations, 1 map
  • 1877257710
  • 9781877257711
  • 842,188

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"This is a very readable account of what happened in Spain and what it was like to be there, and of the effects back in New Zealand." Oliver Riddell, "Otago Daily Times""show more

About Mark Derby

Mark Derby is a writer and a historian who has worked for the online New Zealand encyclopedia Te Ara, for the Waitangi Tribunal, and for "Jornal Expresso" as a South Pacific correspondent. He is the chair of the Labor History more

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