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Zeal and honour : the life and times of Bernard Freyberg / A. W. Beasley.

By: Beasley, A. W [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Winter Productions, [2015]Copyright date: ©2015Description: xii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still images Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781872970417 (paperback); 1872970419 (paperback).Other title: Zeal & honour : the life and times of Bernard Freyberg [Cover title].Subject(s): Freyberg, Bernard Cyril Freyberg, Baron, 1889-1963 | New Zealand. Army -- Biography | New Zealand. Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945 | Generals -- New Zealand -- Biography | Governors general -- New Zealand -- Biography | World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- BiographyDDC classification: 355.3310092
Contents:
Foreword / Roger Moses -- Tiny -- Very big O E -- Gallipoli -- Ancre -- Man to watch -- Dashing Armistice -- Readjusting -- Ladders and snakes -- Full circle -- Building a division -- Greek fire -- Crete -- Rebuilding a division -- Turn of the tide -- End-game in Africa -- Muddy boot -- Moving in -- Moving up -- Windsor -- Note on sources -- Lord Freyberg's arms.
Summary: "Lord Freyberg ... is New Zealand's most distinguished soldier: he won a Victoria Cross in the First World War, commanded the 2nd New Zealands Division throughout the Second, from the ill-fated campaigns in Greece and Crete to the triumphs in North Africa and Italy, and thereafter became Governor-General of New Zealand 1946-52 ... Rising from subaltern to breigadier-general during [WWI], he established a reputation for courage, intelligence, and care for his men, both on the battlefield and off it. As a divisional commander, he was able to expand that reputation, until his Division became legendary for its skill and spirit. He ... moved with equal ease in English society or among the other ranks of his units. After his successful and popular vice-regal term he became a member of the Royal Household"--Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"Lord Freyberg ... is New Zealand's most distinguished soldier: he won a Victoria Cross in the First World War, commanded the 2nd New Zealands Division throughout the Second, from the ill-fated campaigns in Greece and Crete to the triumphs in North Africa and Italy, and thereafter became Governor-General of New Zealand 1946-52 ... Rising from subaltern to breigadier-general during [WWI], he established a reputation for courage, intelligence, and care for his men, both on the battlefield and off it. As a divisional commander, he was able to expand that reputation, until his Division became legendary for its skill and spirit. He ... moved with equal ease in English society or among the other ranks of his units. After his successful and popular vice-regal term he became a member of the Royal Household"--Publisher's description."Lord Freyberg ... is New Zealand's most distinguished soldier: he won a Victoria Cross in the First World War, commanded the 2nd New Zealands Division throughout the Second, from the ill-fated campaigns in Greece and Crete to the triumphs in North Africa and Italy, and thereafter became Governor-General of New Zealand 1946-52 ... Rising from subaltern to breigadier-general during [WWI], he established a reputation for courage, intelligence, and care for his men, both on the battlefield and off it. As a divisional commander, he was able to expand that reputation, until his Division became legendary for its skill and spirit. He ... moved with equal ease in English society or among the other ranks of his units. After his successful and popular vice-regal term he became a member of the Royal Household"--Publisher's description.

Includes index.

Foreword / Roger Moses -- Tiny -- Very big O E -- Gallipoli -- Ancre -- Man to watch -- Dashing Armistice -- Readjusting -- Ladders and snakes -- Full circle -- Building a division -- Greek fire -- Crete -- Rebuilding a division -- Turn of the tide -- End-game in Africa -- Muddy boot -- Moving in -- Moving up -- Windsor -- Note on sources -- Lord Freyberg's arms.

"Lord Freyberg ... is New Zealand's most distinguished soldier: he won a Victoria Cross in the First World War, commanded the 2nd New Zealands Division throughout the Second, from the ill-fated campaigns in Greece and Crete to the triumphs in North Africa and Italy, and thereafter became Governor-General of New Zealand 1946-52 ... Rising from subaltern to breigadier-general during [WWI], he established a reputation for courage, intelligence, and care for his men, both on the battlefield and off it. As a divisional commander, he was able to expand that reputation, until his Division became legendary for its skill and spirit. He ... moved with equal ease in English society or among the other ranks of his units. After his successful and popular vice-regal term he became a member of the Royal Household"--Publisher's description.

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