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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II (Men-at-Arms) #2020

The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II (Men-at-Arms) By Wayne Stack Mike Chappell The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II Men at Arms In New Zealand was far less well prepared for war than it had been in Nevertheless than New Zealanders nearly per cent of the dominion s total population enlisted to fight overse
  • Title: The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II (Men-at-Arms)
  • Author: Wayne Stack Mike Chappell
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  • Page: 312
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  • The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II (Men-at-Arms) By Wayne Stack Mike Chappell In 1939, New Zealand was far less well prepared for war than it had been in 1914 Nevertheless, than 140,000 New Zealanders nearly 9 per cent of the dominion s total population enlisted to fight overseas for King and Country during World War II Of these, 104,000 served in the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, whose major component became 2nd NZ Infantry DIn 1939, New Zealand was far less well prepared for war than it had been in 1914 Nevertheless, than 140,000 New Zealanders nearly 9 per cent of the dominion s total population enlisted to fight overseas for King and Country during World War II Of these, 104,000 served in the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, whose major component became 2nd NZ Infantry Division by 1944 this was the largest division in the British and Commonwealth armies, with a strength of about 40,000 men in infantry and supporting artillery, armoured, engineer and service units.Initially thrown into the doomed campaign to halt the German blitzkrieg on Greece and Crete 1941 , the division was rebuilt under the leadership of a World War I VC winner, MajGen Sir Bernard Freyberg, and became the elite corps within Montgomery s Eighth Army in the desert After playing a vital role in the victory at El Alamein 1942 the Kiwis were the vanguard of the pursuit to Tunisia In 1943 45 the division was heavily engaged in the Italian mountains, especially at Cassino 1944 it ended the war in Trieste, facing down Tito s advancing communist partisans Meanwhile, a smaller NZ force briefly designated 3rd NZ Division supported US forces against the Japanese in the Solomons and New Guinea 1942 44 Fully illustrated with specially commissioned colour plates, this is the story of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force s vital contribution to Allied victory in World War II.
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