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Beyond the Battlefield New Zealand and its Allies 1939-45 by Gerald Hensley, Published by Penguin Viking, 2009, 1st edition, Hardcover, Pgs 415, b&w photos throughout, index.
Condition: Dust jacket in good overall condition, boards light rubbing top and tail of spine. No markings or inscriptions within, clean and bright throughout.
Beyond the Battlefield examines a key part of New Zealand's history during which time, under the immense pressure of fighting a war on both sides of the world, the country moved from being a quiet and faraway outpost in the Commonwealth to a strong, independent nation playing an influential role in the shaping of the United Nations. New Zealand's sometimes rocky relationships with its wartime allies Great Britain, Australia and the United States during a period of great world turmoil are all exposed and explained in an engaging and thoughtful look into the human side of diplomacy highlighting the irritants, the cross comments, the subterfuge and intrigue that are the real drivers of history. Contents include: The Failure of Collective Security,The Search for a Defence Policy, New Zealand Goes to War, The Country Finds a Leader, Paci?c Worries, Mediterranean Disasters, London Calling, Backing into Washington, An Eye, an Ear and a Voice, The Americans Arrive, Staying in the Mediterranean, The Manpower Dilemma, Feeding the Allies, Shaping the Peacetime World, Australia and New Zealand Speak Out, The Commonwealth Prime Ministers Meet, Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks, The Wellington Conference, The End of the Paci?c War, The United Nations is Born. Please click here to ask a question
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