The path to Gallipoli : defending New Zealand, 1840-1915 / Ian McGibbon.Material type: BookPublisher: [Wellington, N.Z.] : GP Books, c1991Description: xiv, 274 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0477000266 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, New Zealand | South African War, 1899-1902 -- Participation, New Zealand | Draft -- New Zealand -- History | New Zealand -- Defences -- History | New Zealand -- Foreign relations | New Zealand -- Military policy -- HistoryDDC classification: 355.033593
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-267).
Includes bibliographical references (p. -267).
Includes index. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-267). -The evolution of New Zealand's external defence policy between the establishment of the colony in 1840 and the commitment of troops to Gallipoli in 1915. This included the reorganisation of military forces, introduction of compulsory military training, and establishment of a naval force.
"On 25 April 1915 New Zealand troops land ed at Anzac cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula ... This book is a study of the strategic and defence background to New Zealand's participation in this tragic campaign. It examines the evolution of New Zealand's external defence policy from teh establishment of the colony in 1840 in 1840, and outlines the process whereby New Zealand's focus shifted from a narrow South Pacific perspective to a concern for the security of the British Empire as a whole. In defending the integrity of the Imperial Defence system, New Zealand hoped to ensure its own position ..." -- Inside front cover
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