- Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories
Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories
'We are only a small and young nation, but we are one and all a band of brothers and we march forward with a union of hearts and wills to a common destiny.' Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand, upon the outbreak of war in 1939.
Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories explores the human side of war through dozens of first-hand memories, stories, and reflections on life during wartime in New Zealand and overseas. A visually captivating compendium of photographs and written accounts, it provides a snapshot of what life was like during the war, from the point of view of those who lived through it.
A soldier describes lying in his tent, hearing bombs land close by; young school children explain what it was like to have bomb shelter practices at school; a Land Girl meets the farmer she would work with for the first time. Stories are shared about leaving New Zealand and heading into the unknown, as well as veteran fathers refusing to send their sons to war. Women share what life was like as a WAAF, Wren or nurse overseas.
Fascinating and genuine, this collection of memories is both a tribute to the resilience and bravery of those who served, and a historical account which will teach younger generations about the lives of their ancestors.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2022.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs), 296 pages.
Dimensions: 28.0 cm (h) x 21.0 cm (w).