Operation East Timor

Operation East Timor : The New Zealand Defence Force in East Timor 1999-2001

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East Timor is the largest and longest overseas deployment of New Zealand troops since Malaya/Borneo. Using personal letters, extracts from diaries, interviews and many photographs, Operation East Timor aims to explain why the New Zealand defence force personnel were sent to East Timor and what they did when they went there. A number of 'firsts' such as women in combat, the command of allies within the Battalion, and the Forward Surgical Team are also explored in the book. This is not the definitive history of the East Timor deployment nor can it be while our troops are still there. Instead, it is an intimate account of how our forces came to be there, what they found, and how they helped. There will be three appendices: A Roll of Honour, Honours and Awards won in East Timor and a nominal role.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 185 x 240mm
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 64pp colour photographs
  • 0790008238
  • 9780790008233

About J. Crawford

The Authors: John Crawford is the New Zealand Defence Forces historian and holds an MA in History from the University of Canterbury. He is the author of To Fight for the Empire, An Illustrated History of New Zealand and the South African War, 1899-1902. Lieutenant Colonel Glyn Harper is Senior Lecturer in Command Studies at Massey University. A trained teacher, he joined the Australian Army in 1998 and after eight years transferred to the New Zealand Army. Well known for his work as a military historian, Glyn is the author of Kippenberger: an inspired New Zealand commander and Massacre at Passchendaele. His latest book is Letters From the Battlefield. Glyn Harper lives in Palmerston North.
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