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Last line of defence : New Zealanders remember the war at home / edited by Megan Hutching ; foreword by Helen Clark.

By: Hutching, Megan.
Contributor(s): Hutching, Megan | Clark, Helen, 1950- | Hutching, Megan [editor.] | New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage [author.] | New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage | New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oral history: ; Oral history: ; Oral history: ; Oral history (Auckland, N.Z.): ; Landmark series: Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : HarperCollins in association with Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2007Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869506056 (pbk.) :; 1869506057 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Browne, Mervyn, 1922- | Judge, George, 1923- | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- New Zealand | New Zealand -- History -- 1918-1945DDC classification: 940.548193
Contents:
Introduction: In uniform at home -- Further readings -- 'My life has changed' / Jane McIntyre -- 'Chief storeman in the stores' / Harry Spencer -- 'I couldn't kill' / Mervyn Browne -- 'I chose to be a pilot' / George Judge -- 'Sworn to secrecy' / Betty van Praag -- 'All dedicated girls' / Maisie Munro -- 'I wanted a driving job' / Ngaire Gibbons -- 'We trained on the predictors' / Hazel Rowe -- 'They were calling for volunteers' / Katherine Dyall -- 'Something called the filter room' / Gwen Stevens -- 'We were very good shots' / George Clark -- 'Everyone brought their watches to the instrument section' / Peter Crispe -- 'So the navy it was' / Derek Laver -- 'Ordinary nursing duties' / Maisie Takle -- 'Ironing the billiard table' / Heather Crispe.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In the days of WW2 after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, New Zealand stood vulnerable before numbers in the home Army, Navy and Air Force were built up, and women joined as WAACs, Wrens and WAAFs. Together, they guarded New Zealand. This book describes these men and women, giving us an insight into the vital backroom tasks necessary in wartime.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: In uniform at home -- Further readings -- 'My life has changed' / Jane McIntyre -- 'Chief storeman in the stores' / Harry Spencer -- 'I couldn't kill' / Mervyn Browne -- 'I chose to be a pilot' / George Judge -- 'Sworn to secrecy' / Betty van Praag -- 'All dedicated girls' / Maisie Munro -- 'I wanted a driving job' / Ngaire Gibbons -- 'We trained on the predictors' / Hazel Rowe -- 'They were calling for volunteers' / Katherine Dyall -- 'Something called the filter room' / Gwen Stevens -- 'We were very good shots' / George Clark -- 'Everyone brought their watches to the instrument section' / Peter Crispe -- 'So the navy it was' / Derek Laver -- 'Ordinary nursing duties' / Maisie Takle -- 'Ironing the billiard table' / Heather Crispe.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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