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The desert road : New Zealanders remember the North African campaign / edited by Megan Hutching with Ian McGibbon ; foreword by Helen Clark.

Contributor(s): Hutching, Megan | McGibbon, I. C. (Ian C.), 1947- | McGibbon, I. C | McGibbon, I. C. (Ian Callum), 1947- | McGibbon, I. C. (Ian C.), 1947- [author.] | McGibbon, I. C.:(Ian Callum):, 1947- (Ian C.), 1947- | McGibbon, Ian | McGibbon, I. C. (Ian C.), 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oral history (Auckland, N.Z.): ; Oral history: Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2005Description: 284 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869505115.Subject(s): New Zealand. Army. Expeditionary Force, 2nd -- History | New Zealand. Army | New Zealand. Army. Expeditionary Force, 2nd | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Africa, North -- Campaigns -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- North Africa | World War, 1939-1945 -- Africa, North | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | Soldiers -- New Zealand -- Biography | Oral historyDDC classification: 940.5423
Contents:
Ian McGibbon -- Victor Henderson -- William Bowling -- Clifford Vause -- Eleanor Fraser -- Ian Johnston -- Donald Ross -- Howard Anderson -- Watt McEwan -- Jean Chalmers -- James Barclay -- Ronald Verity -- Breynton Campbell -- Lawrence Wright -- George Mackay -- Edward Gibbs -- Maiki Parkinson.
Includes index.
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In this, the fourth book in the on-going Oral History Heritage series, Megan Hutching and Ian McGibbon have collected and edited the stories of veterans of the 1941-1943 North African Campaign of World War Two.The New Zealand Division fought in all the major battles during the North African Campaign: Sisi Rezegh and Belhamad, where many were taken prisoner, the famous breakout at Minquar Qaim then the whole division was surrounded, the two battles at El Alamein and the pursuit of the Germans and Italians westwards to Tripoli, with the eventual German surrender to the New Zealanders, whom they had come to respect as worthy opponents.Their stories record times of great excitement and great sorrow, with the Division suffering high losses, with many of its men distinguishing themselves with acts of valour and courage.The interviewees include the complete range of units who took part - infantry, including the 28 Maori Battalion, engineers, artillery, Air Force and Navy, nurses and Tuis. The end result is a moving account of the personal stories and experiences that make up our history of a very significant an memorable campaign of World War Two.

In this, the fourth book in the on-going Oral History Heritage series, Megan Hutching and Ian McGibbon have collected and edited the stories of veterans of the 1941-1943 North African Campaign of World War Two. The interviewees include the complete range of units who took part infantry, including the 28 Maori Battalion, engineers, artillery, Air Force and Navy, nurses and Tuis. The end result is a moving account of the personal stories and experiences that make up our history of a very significant an memorable campaign of World War Two.

Ian McGibbon -- Victor Henderson -- William Bowling -- Clifford Vause -- Eleanor Fraser -- Ian Johnston -- Donald Ross -- Howard Anderson -- Watt McEwan -- Jean Chalmers -- James Barclay -- Ronald Verity -- Breynton Campbell -- Lawrence Wright -- George Mackay -- Edward Gibbs -- Maiki Parkinson.

Includes index.

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