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War has been an unforgettable, powerful experience for many New Zealanders, and a defining element in the evolution of New Zealand as a nation. The South African War - the Boer War of 1899-1902 - was New Zealand's first overseas war, in which more than 6,000 people fought and 230 lost their lives. This collection of essays by leading historians presents various perspectives on New Zealand's involvement in this historical event. Opposition to the war, women and Maori in the war, the Australian perspective, and the Montreal Flag Riot of 1900 are all subjtects covered. Several distinguished overseas historians, inluding Tom Pakenham and Carman Miller, set the New Zealand effort in a wider imperial framework.
The Western Front, where New Zealand fought its deadliest military campaign, contains some of the most significant sites in the story of New Zealand's First World War - the Somme, Messines, Passchendaele and Le Quesnoy. The Western Front: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials is the indispensable handbook to the history and geographic features of the European campaign for a modern, general readership. Easy to follow and highly illustrated, it introduces the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, detailing the stories behind each and offering historical overviews of New Zealand's involvement. The perfect introduction to New Zealand and the Western Front.