Our War

Our War : The Grim Digs New Zealand Soldiers in North Africa, 1940-1943

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This is the story of war as told by the men who fought it. Based on over eighty interviews with New Zealand veterans of the 1940-1943 North African and Middle East campaigns, these personal memoirs build to a vivid, sometimes visceral, portrait of men at war - the fear, the boredom, the adventure, the humour, the pain, the comradeship, the bravery, the everyday realities of the ordinary soldier. The book is divided into two parts, the first of which gives a chronological view of the campaigns; the second of which is titled Reflections and allows the voices of these ordinary heroes to describe the realities of life in the desert, combat, being wounded, and making and losing friends. The result is a lasting reminder to those who follow of just what sacrifice really meant.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 230 x 230mm
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Illustrations, map
  • 0143019511
  • 9780143019510

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