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Against the rising sun : New Zealanders remember the Pacific War edited by Megan Hutching ; with Ian McGibbon and Alison Parr ; foreword by the Right Honourable Helen Clark.

Contributor(s): Hutching, Megan | McGibbon, I. C. (Ian C.), 1947- | Parr, Alison | McGibbon, I. C. (Ian Callum), 1947- | Parr, Alison (Editor) | Hutching, Messgban | McGibbon, I. C. (Ian C.), 1947- [author.] | Parr, Alison [author.] | New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage [author.] | McGibbon, I. C.:(Ian Callum):, 1947- (Ian C.), 1947- | New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oral history (Auckland, N.Z.): ; Oral history: Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : HarperCollins Publishers in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage 2006Description: 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869506049 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area -- Campaigns -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area -- Personal narratives -- New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Personal narratives, New Zealand | World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific -- Personal narratives, New ZealandDDC classification: 940.5426 NEW
Contents:
Introduction: battling the Rising Sun: New Zealanders in the Pacific War / Ian McGibbon -- Everybody became prisoner of war / Ian Newlands -- Singapore on fire / William Mitchell -- The Pacific Islands were in danger / Harry Bioletti -- The mosquitoes were big / Doug Benge -- Hawaii's been attacked / Peter Renshaw -- Riding beautiful motorbikes / Rob McLean -- We started to flood / James Murphy -- Through the shattered palm trees / Noel Rosoman -- Smoke and flames from burning aircraft / John McKay -- Ralph Williams and his tiger rags / Ralph Williams -- We strafed down the jungle / Richard Mapp -- Japanese in large numbers / Alan Roberts -- It was mainly air raids / Thomas White -- We loved our ship / Pita Tauwhare.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'Against the Rising Sun' tells the stories of Kiwis in the Pacific theatre: based in New Caledonia, in action on Mono and Nissan Islands, women working in communications, and a few Air force and Navy personnel.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 51) and index.

Introduction: battling the Rising Sun: New Zealanders in the Pacific War / Ian McGibbon -- Everybody became prisoner of war / Ian Newlands -- Singapore on fire / William Mitchell -- The Pacific Islands were in danger / Harry Bioletti -- The mosquitoes were big / Doug Benge -- Hawaii's been attacked / Peter Renshaw -- Riding beautiful motorbikes / Rob McLean -- We started to flood / James Murphy -- Through the shattered palm trees / Noel Rosoman -- Smoke and flames from burning aircraft / John McKay -- Ralph Williams and his tiger rags / Ralph Williams -- We strafed down the jungle / Richard Mapp -- Japanese in large numbers / Alan Roberts -- It was mainly air raids / Thomas White -- We loved our ship / Pita Tauwhare.

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