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Experience of a lifetime : people, personalities and leaders in the First World War / edited by John Crawford, David Littlewood, & James Watson.

Contributor(s): Littlewood, David, 1984- [editor.] | Crawford, John (John A. B.) [editor.] | Watson, James, 1952- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Massey University Press, 2016Description: 351 pages : illustrations (black and white), portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780994130013.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, New Zealand | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 940.3
Contents:
Introduction / David Littlewood -- High command experiences. 1. 1915: the search for solutions / Hew Strachan -- 2. The road not taken: Churchill, Kitchener and Alexandretta / James Watson -- 3. Ottoman Third Corps in crisis: Esat Pasha / Mesut Uyar -- Soldiers' experiences. 4. The New Zealand soldier of the First World War, 1914-15: Johnny Enzed / Glyn Harper -- 5. A prince of riflemen: Jesse Wallingford at Gallipoli / John Crawford -- 6. A leader in the making: Major Lindsay Inglis / Nathalie Philippe -- Imperial experiences. 7. 'The finest type of coloured men': Indians' and New Zealanders' encounters on Gallipoli / Peter Stanley -- 8. Neither natural-born British subjects nor aliens: Indians in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force / Michael Roche, Sita Venkateswar -- 9. Hero of Fiji as a soldier of France: Ratu Sukuna / Hélène Goiran -- Experiences in the air and at sea. 10. From artilleryman to airnan: Keith Park / Adam Claasen -- 11. 'Pretty small potatoes': John Slessor in Darfur and on the Western Front / Katherine Moody -- 12. Kiwis rising: New Zealanders and the war in the air / Simon Moody -- 13. 'As for sacrifice--': the Royal Navy Motor Boat Patrol / Peter Dennerly -- Experiences behind the front line. 14. Chronicler of the front line: Clutha Nantes Mackenzie / Carolyn Carr -- 15. Sketching New Zealand's war: William Blomfield and the New Zealand Observer / Steven Loveridge -- 16. 'God is on our side': Chaplain Colonel (William) John Aldred Luxford / Zane Kidd.
Summary: "The First World War is widely conceived as a pointless conflict that destroyed a generation. Petty squabbles between emperors and elites pushed naïve young men into a nightmare of mud and blood that killed millions and left the survivors scarred and embittered. However the ongoing process of reinterpretation of the First World War reveals that matters were rather more nuanced and complex. Hardship and death were all too common, but there were positive experiences, too. Vast numbers of people, for example, travelled to new parts of the world and encountered new cultures, inspiring a sense of wonder and respect. Military tactics were improved, and training and education would prove useful after the Armistice. Great military commanders of the inter-war and Second World War periods came to prominence during the First World War, and the conflict had a formative influence on politicians, writers, artists, union leaders and businessmen. Some ethnic minorities used their participation to press for equal rights and full citizenship ... written by a range of leading New Zealand and international historians." -- Publisher information.
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The First World War is widely conceived as a pointless conflict that destroyed a generation. Petty squabbles between emperors pushed naïve young men into a nightmare of mud and blood that killed millions and left scarred and embittered survivors. However, the ongoing reinterpretation of the First World War reveals that matters were rather more nuanced and complex. Hardship and death were all too common, but there were positive experiences, too. Vast numbers of people, for example, travelled to new parts of the world and encountered new cultures, inspiring a sense of wonder and respect. Military tactics were improved, and great military commanders of the inter-war and Second World War periods came to prominence during the First World War. The conflict also had a formative influence on politicians, writers, artists, union leaders, businessmen and some ethnic minorities, who used their participation to press for equal rights and full citizenship. This book's 16 chapters, written by a range of leading New Zealand and international historians, explains how.

Includes bibliographic references and index.

Introduction / David Littlewood -- High command experiences. 1. 1915: the search for solutions / Hew Strachan -- 2. The road not taken: Churchill, Kitchener and Alexandretta / James Watson -- 3. Ottoman Third Corps in crisis: Esat Pasha / Mesut Uyar -- Soldiers' experiences. 4. The New Zealand soldier of the First World War, 1914-15: Johnny Enzed / Glyn Harper -- 5. A prince of riflemen: Jesse Wallingford at Gallipoli / John Crawford -- 6. A leader in the making: Major Lindsay Inglis / Nathalie Philippe -- Imperial experiences. 7. 'The finest type of coloured men': Indians' and New Zealanders' encounters on Gallipoli / Peter Stanley -- 8. Neither natural-born British subjects nor aliens: Indians in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force / Michael Roche, Sita Venkateswar -- 9. Hero of Fiji as a soldier of France: Ratu Sukuna / Hélène Goiran -- Experiences in the air and at sea. 10. From artilleryman to airnan: Keith Park / Adam Claasen -- 11. 'Pretty small potatoes': John Slessor in Darfur and on the Western Front / Katherine Moody -- 12. Kiwis rising: New Zealanders and the war in the air / Simon Moody -- 13. 'As for sacrifice--': the Royal Navy Motor Boat Patrol / Peter Dennerly -- Experiences behind the front line. 14. Chronicler of the front line: Clutha Nantes Mackenzie / Carolyn Carr -- 15. Sketching New Zealand's war: William Blomfield and the New Zealand Observer / Steven Loveridge -- 16. 'God is on our side': Chaplain Colonel (William) John Aldred Luxford / Zane Kidd.

"The First World War is widely conceived as a pointless conflict that destroyed a generation. Petty squabbles between emperors and elites pushed naïve young men into a nightmare of mud and blood that killed millions and left the survivors scarred and embittered. However the ongoing process of reinterpretation of the First World War reveals that matters were rather more nuanced and complex. Hardship and death were all too common, but there were positive experiences, too. Vast numbers of people, for example, travelled to new parts of the world and encountered new cultures, inspiring a sense of wonder and respect. Military tactics were improved, and training and education would prove useful after the Armistice. Great military commanders of the inter-war and Second World War periods came to prominence during the First World War, and the conflict had a formative influence on politicians, writers, artists, union leaders and businessmen. Some ethnic minorities used their participation to press for equal rights and full citizenship ... written by a range of leading New Zealand and international historians." -- Publisher information.

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