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This is a standard MAA volume, covering its subject is sufficient detail, with a selection of representative colour plates and supporting photographs. You will gain a basic understanding of the subject, with highlights in selected areas.

The Contents are -
P03: Introduction
P04: Commanders
.Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Godley; Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew Russell; Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Chaytor
P06: Organization
.The 1908 Defence Act - the Territorial Army - Formation of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1914; Main Body, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1914-15; New Zealand Division, Western Front, 1916-18; New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade, Sinai and Palestine, 1916-18
P12: Campaigns
.Samoa, August 1914; Egypt, December 1914-February 1915; Gallipoli, April-December 1915; The Western Front: The Somme, September 1916; Messiness Ridge, June 1917; Ypres: Passchendaele, July 1917 - January 1918; The Kaiserschlacht, March 1918; The `Hundred Days', August-November 1918.
P24: Uniforms and Insignia
.Officers: uniforms; warrant officers; headgear; footwear; coats
.Other ranks: uniforms; headgear; footwear; coats
P39: Weapons and Equipment
.'Long' Magazine Lee Enfield rifle and 1911 pattern webbing; Short Magazine Lee Enfield rifle and 1908 pattern webbing; Bandolier equipment; 1913 pattern webbing; Officers' equipment; Machine guns
P41: Select Bibliography
P42: Plate Commentaries
P48: Index

The Colour Plates -
A: New Zealand 1914. Three figures standing in various poses, in khaki uniforms - #1, Pte, 13th N. Canterbury & Westland Inf Regiment, Territorial Force; #2, Capt, 1st Canterbury (Yeomanry Cavalry) Mtd Rifles Regt., #3, Tpr, 5th Mtd Rifles Regt (Otago Hussars); NZ Expeditionary Force Main Body.
B: Samoa 1914-15. #1, Lt Col H. Fulton, 3rd (Auckland) Inf Regt, 1914; #2, Medical Orderly, NZAMC, 1915; #3, Pte, Railway Coy, NZ Engineers, 1914.
#1 is in a white uniform, #2 in light khaki, #3 in a blue shirt and dark khaki shorts.
C: New Zealand and Gallipoli, 1915. #1, Pte, NZ Native Contingent, Wellington, NZ, February 1915; #2, Lt Col W.G. Malone, 1st Bn, Wellington Inf Regt, Gallipoli, June 1915; #3, Pte, 1st Bn, Wellington Inf Regiment, Gallipoli, August 1915.
#1 is in a dark khaki jacket and shorts, with white kit bag marked `Maori Contingent'; #2 is in dark khaki uniform; #3 is in a blue shirt and khaki shorts.
D: Middle east, 1917-18. #1, Tpr, Auckland Mtd Rifles Regt, ANZAC Mtd Div, 1917; #2, Cpl, NZ Mtd Field Ambulance, 1918.
#1 is a trooper on horseback, in blue shirt and khaki trousers; #2 is in a dark khaki jacket with light khaki trousers.
E: Western Front, 1916-17. #1, Pte, Auckland Inf Regt, 1st NZ Bgd, Saily-Fleurbaix, Dec 1916; #2, Pte, NZ (Maori) Pioneer Bn, Ypres Salient, spring 1917; #3, Sapper, Tunnelling Coy, NZ Engineers, Arras, early 1917.
#1 is in a dark khaki uniform with a leather jerkin and steel helmet; #2 is in a blue shirt and dark khaki trousers; #3 is in a light khaki shirt with dark khaki trousers.
F: Western Front, 1917-18. #1, Sgt, Lewis gun section, 4th Rifle Bn, NZ Rifle Bgd, Passchendaele, October 1917; #2, Bombardier, NZ Field Artillery, Somme, spring 1918; #3, 2nd Lt L.C. Averill, 1st Bn, NZ Rifle Bgd, Le Quesnoy, 4 Nov 1918.
#1 and #3 are in dark khaki uniforms and steel helmets, #3 with leather jerkin; #2 is in a light khaki uniform and soft hat.
G: England 1918. #1, Captain, NZ Staff; #2 Staff Nurse, NZ Army Nursing Service; #3 RSM, NZ Army Service Corps.
H: Selected Representative Insignia. This shows caps, badges, buttons and tabs.
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on 1 November 2011
I highly recommend this too short, typical Osprey, study of the WW1 New Zealand armed forces - at the price Amazon is charging. It is an honest warts and all revelatory history of an elite, within the elite ANZAC Corps. I look forward to, hopefully, more work on the subject from the author Wayne Slack; Mike Chappell's illustrations are to his usual standard...with echoes of his early work.
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on 13 July 2014
As with the volume concerning the Australian Army, this should be essential reading. Once again a fine source book for the modeller as well as the student of history
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on 27 May 2015
interesting information about this countries part in WW!
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on 18 June 2016
Up to Ospreys usual standard
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