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Bibliography of New Zealand Military History

Listed below are some of the books that may help you to uncover the extraordinary stories of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served in New Zealand’s military forces.

Contents:

General:

  • Barber, L., Red coat to jungle green: New Zealand's army in peace and war (Wellington: INL Print, 1984)
  • Cooke, P., Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea, 1840-1950s, 2. Vols. (Wellington: Defence of New Zealand Study Group, c2000)
  • Corbett, D. A., The regimental badges of New Zealand: an illustrated history of the badges and insignia worn by the New Zealand Army (Auckland: R. Richards, 1980)
  • Fenton, D. M., A false sense of security. The force structure of the New Zealand Army 1946-1978 (Wellington: Centre for Strategic Studies, 1998)
  • Harker, J. S., The birth and growth of the Royal New Zealand Navy (Edinburgh: Pentland Press, 2001)
  • Harper, G. and Hayward, J. (eds.), Born to Lead? Portraits of New Zealand Commanders (Auckland: Exile Publishing Ltd, 2003)
  • Harper, G. and Richardson, C., In the face of the enemy: the complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand (Auckland: HarperCollins, 2006)
  • Howard, G., The navy in New Zealand: an illustrated history (Wellington: Reed, 1981)
  • King, M., New Zealanders at war (Auckland: Heinemann, 1981)
  • Laffin, J., Anzacs at war: the story of Australian and New Zealand battles (London: Abelard-Schuman, c1965)
  • McGibbon, I. (ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • McGibbon, I., Blue-water rationale: the naval defence of New Zealand 1914-1942 (Wellington: Govt Printer, 1981)
  • McGibbon, I., The Path to Gallipoli: Defending New Zealand 1840-1915 (Wellington: GP Books, 1991)
  • McIntyre, W. D., New Zealand prepares for war: defence policy 1919-39 (Christchurch: University of Canterbury Press with assistance from Historical Branch Department of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, c1988)
  • Pugsley, C. (ed.), Kiwis in conflict: 200 years of New Zealanders at war (Auckland: David Bateman, 2008)
  • Pugsley, C. (ed.), Scars on the heart: two centuries of New Zealand at war (Auckland: David Bateman, 1996)
  • Taylor, R., Tribe of the War God: Ngati Tumatauenga (Napier: Heritage, 1996)
  • Taylor, T. D., New Zealand's naval story: naval policy and practice, naval occasions, visiting warships (Wellington: Reed, 1948)
  • Thomas, M. and Lord, C. (eds.), New Zealand Army distinguishing patches 1911-1991 (Wellington: M. Thomas and C. Lord, 1995)
  • Thomson, J., Warrior Nation: New Zealanders at the front, 1900-2000 (Christchurch: Hazard Press, 2000)
  • Wicksteed, M. R., The New Zealand Army: a history from the 1840s to the 1980s (Wellington: Govt Printer, 1982)
  • Wolfe, R., On active service: New Zealand at war (Auckland: Whitcoulls, 2004)
  • Wolfe, R., With Honour. Our Army, Our Nation, Our History (North Shore, NZ: Viking, 2007)
  • Wright, M., Blue water Kiwis: New Zealand's naval story (Auckland: Reed, 2001)
  • Wright, M., New Zealand's military heroism (Auckland: Reed, 2007)

New Zealand Wars:

  • Ballara, A., Taua: 'musket wars', 'land wars' or tikanga?: warfare in Māori society in the early nineteenth century (Auckland: Penguin, 2003)
  • Belich, J., The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1986)
  • Bohan, E., Climates of war: New Zealand in conflict 1859-69 (Christchurch.: Hazard Press., 2005)
  • Cowan, J., The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period, 2 vols (Wellington: Government Printers, 1922-23)
  • Crosby, R. D., The musket wars: a history of inter-iwi conflict, 1806-45 (Auckland: Reed, 1999)
  • Finlay, N., Sacred soil: images and stories of the New Zealand Wars (Auckland: Random House, 1998)
  • Keenan, D., Wars without end (North Shore, NZ: Penguin, 2009)
  • Maxwell, P., Frontier: the battle for the North Island of New Zealand, 1860-1872 (Auckland: Celebrity Books for Waitekauri Pub., 2000)
  • Moorhead, M., First in arms. New Zealand's colonial fighters Taranaki War 1860-61 (New Plymouth: Zenith Pub., 2004)
  • Prickett, N., Landscapes of conflict: a field guide to the New Zealand Wars (Auckland: Random House, 2002)
  • Ryan, T. and Parham, W. T., The colonial New Zealand wars (Wellington: Grantham House, c1986)
  • Stowers, R. and Binsley, J. E., Forest Rangers: a history of the Forest Rangers during the New Zealand Wars (Hamilton: R. Stowers, 1996)
  • Wright, M., Two peoples, one land: the New Zealand Wars (Auckland: Reed, 2006)

South African War:

  • Crawford, J. and Ellis, E., To Fight for Empire: An Illustrated History of New Zealand and the South African War, 1899-1902 (Auckland: Reed, 1999)
  • Crawford, J. and McGibbon, I. (eds.), One flag, one queen, one tongue: New Zealand, the British Empire and the South African War, 1899-1902 (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003)
  • Hall, D. O. W., The New Zealanders in South Africa 1899-1902 (Wellington: War History Branch, 1949)
  • Stowers, R., Kiwi versus Boer: the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War (Hamilton: R. Stowers, 1992)
  • Stowers, R., Rough Riders at war (Hamilton: R. Stowers, 2004)

First World War:

1. Official History of New Zealand in the Great War:

a. WW1 Official Campaign Histories:
  • Vol.1, Gallipoli. Waite, F., The New Zealanders at Gallipoli (Wellington: Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., 1921)
  • Vol. 2, France. Stewart, H., The New Zealand Division 1916-1919 (Wellington: Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., 1921)
  • Vol. 3, Sinai and Palestine. Powles, C. G., The New Zealanders in Sinai and Palestine (Wellington: Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., 1922)
  • Vol. 4, War Effort of New Zealand. Drew, H. T. B., The War Effort of New Zealand (Wellington: Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., 1923)
b. WW1 Official Unit histories:
  • New Zealand Cyclist Corps in the Great war 1914-1918, by officers of the Regiment (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1922)
  • Allen, S. S., 2/Auckland, 1918: being a partial record of the war service in France of the 2/Auckland Regiment during the Great War (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1920)
  • Annabell, N., Official history of the New Zealand Engineers during the Great War 1914-1919 (Wanganui: Evans, Cobb & Sharpe, 1927)
  • Austin, W. S. (ed.), The official history of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade (the Earl of Liverpool's Own): covering the period of service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War from 1915 to 1919 (Wellington: L.T. Watkins, 1924)
  • Burton, O. E., The Auckland Regiment: being an account of the doings on active service if the First, Second and Third Battalions of the Auckland Regiment (Wellington: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1922)
  • Byrne, A. E., Official history of the Otago Regiment in the Great War, 1914-1918 (Dunedin: J. Wilkie, 1921)
  • Byrne, J. R., New Zealand Artillery in the field 1914-18 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1922)
  • Carbery, A. D., The New Zealand medical service in the Great War, 1914-1918 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1924)
  • Cowan, J., The Maoris in the Great War: a history of the New Zealand native contingent and Pioneer Battalion: Gallipoli, 1915: France and Flanders, 1916-1918 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs [for] Maori Regimental Committee, 1926)
  • Cunningham, W. H. and Treadwell, C. A. L., The Wellington Regiment N.Z.E.F., 1914-1918 (Wellington: Ferguson & Osborn, 1928)
  • Ferguson, D., The history of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914-1918 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1921)
  • Luxford, J. H., With the machine gunners in France and Palestine: the official history of the Machine Gun Corps in the Great World War 1914-1918 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1923)
  • Moore, A. Briscoe, The mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine: the story of New Zealand's crusaders (Auckland: Whitcombe and Tombs, 1920)
  • Neill, J. C. (ed.), The New Zealand Tunnelling Company, 1915-1919 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1922)
  • Nicol, C. G., The story of two campaigns: official war history of the Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, 1914-1919 (Auckland: Wilson & Horton, 1921)
  • Powles, C. G. (ed.), The history of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, by officers of the Regiment (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1928)
  • Robertson, J., With the cameliers in Palestine (Dunedin: Reed, 1938)
  • Wilkie, A. H., Official war history of the Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment 1914-19 (Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1924)

2. Other WW1 Histories:

a. Other WW1 General and Campaign Histories:
  • The Great War, 1914-1918. New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Roll of Honour (Wellington: W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer, 1924)
  • Baker, P., King and country call: New Zealanders, conscription and the Great War (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1988)
  • Boyack, N., Behind the lines: the lives of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War (Wellington: Allen & Unwin New Zealand in assn with the Port Nicholson Press, 1989)
  • Bromby, R., German Raiders of the South Seas: The Naval Threat to Australia/New Zealand 1914-1917 (Lane Cove: Doubleday Australia, 1985)
  • Cameron, D. W., 'Sorry lads, but the order is to go': the August offensive, Gallipoli: 1915 (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2009)
  • Crawford, J. and McGibbon, I. (eds.), New Zealand's great war: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War (Auckland: Exisle, 2007)
  • Glen, F., Bowler of Gallipoli: witness to the Anzac legend (Loftus: Australian Military History Publications, 2004)
  • Harper, G., Dark Journey: Three key New Zealand battles on the Western Front (Auckland: HarperCollins, 2007)
  • Kinloch, T., Echoes of Gallipoli: in the words of New Zealand's mounted riflemen (Auckland: Exisle Pub., 2005)
  • Kinloch, T., Devils on horses: in the words of the Anzacs in the Middle East, 1916-19 (Auckland: Exisle Pub., 2007)
  • Macdonald, A., On my way to the Somme: New Zealanders and the bloody offensive of 1916 (Auckland: HarperCollins, 2005)
  • McDonald, W., Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918 (Napier: H. McDonald, 2001)
  • McGibbon, I., Gallipoli: a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials (Auckland: Reed in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2004)
  • McGibbon, I., New Zealand battlefields and memorials of the Western Front (Auckland: Oxford University Press in association with the History Group, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2001)
  • Puglsey, C., Gallipoli: the New Zealand story (Auckland: Reed, 1998)
  • Pugsley, C., The Anzac experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War (Auckland: Reed, 2004)
  • Pugsley, C., On the fringe of hell: New Zealanders and military discipline in the First World (Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton, 1991)
  • Smith, S. J., The Samoa (N.Z.) Expeditionary Force 1914-1915: an account based on official records of the seizure and occupation by New Zealand of the German islands of Western Samoa (Wellington: Ferguson & Osborn, 1924)
  • Stowers, R., Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders' story (Auckland: D. Bateman, 2005)
  • Wright, M., Western Front: the New Zealand Division in the First World War, 1916-18 (Auckland: Reed, 2005)
b. Other WW1 Unit Histories:
  • Ellis, R. F., By wires to victory: describing the work of the New Zealand Divisional Signal Company in the 1914-1918 war (Auckland: 1st NZEF Divisional Signal Company War History Committee, 1968)
  • Pugsely, C., Te Hokowhitu a Tu: the Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War (Auckland: Reed, 1995)

Second World War:

1. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45:

a. Official WW2 Campaign and Service Histories:
  • Documents relating to New Zealand's participation in the Second World War 1939-45. Vol. I (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Documents relating to New Zealand's participation in the Second World War 1939-45. Vol. II (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1951)
  • Documents relating to New Zealand's participation in the Second World War 1939-45. Vol. III (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1963)
  • Anson, T. V., The New Zealand dental services (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1960)
  • Davin, D. M., Crete (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1953)
  • Gillespie, O. A., The Pacific (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1952)
  • Henderson, J., R M T: official history of the 4th and 6th Reserve Mechanical Transport (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1954)
  • Mason, W. Wynne, Prisoners of war (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1954)
  • McClymont, W. G., To Greece (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1959)
    Murphy, W. E., The relief of Tobruk (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1961)
  • Phillips, N. C., Italy. Vol. I., The Sangro to Cassino (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1957)
  • Kay, R., Italy. Vol. II, From Cassino to Trieste (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1967)
  • Ross, J. M. S., Royal New Zealand Air Force (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1955)
  • Scoullar, J. L., Battle for Egypt: the summer of 1942 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1955)
  • Stevens, W. G., Bardia to Enfidaville (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1962)
  • Stevens, W. G., Problems of 2 NZEF (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1958)
  • Stout, T. Duncan M., Medical services in New Zealand and the Pacific: in Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force and with prisoners of war (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1958)
  • Stout, T. Duncan M., New Zealand medical services in the Middle East and Italy (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1956)
  • Taylor, N., The home front: the New Zealand people at war, 2 Vols. (Wellington: Historical Publications Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1986)
  • Thompson, H. L., New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force. Vol. I., European theatre September 1939 - December 1942 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1953)
  • Thompson, H. L., New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force. Vol. II, European theatre January 1943 - May 1945 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1956)
  • Thompson, H. L., New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force. Vol. III., Mediterranean and Middle East, South-East Asia (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1959)
  • Walker, R., Alam Halfa and Alamein (Wellington: Historical Publications Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1967)
  • Waters, S. D., The Royal New Zealand Navy (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1956)
b. Official WW2 Unit Histories:
  • Bates, P. W., Supply Company (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1955)
  • Borman, C. A., Divisional Signals (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1954)
  • Dawson, W. D., 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1961)
  • Burdon, R. M., 24 Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1953)
  • Cody, J. F., 21 Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1953)
  • Cody, J. F., 28 (Maori) Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1956)
  • Cody, J. F., New Zealand Engineers, Middle East (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1961)
  • Henderson, J., 22 Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1958)
  • Kay, R., 27 (machine gun) Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1958)
  • Kidson, A. L., Petrol company (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1961)
  • Llewellyn, S. P., Journey towards Christmas: official history of the 1st Ammunition Company, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1939-45 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Loughnan, R. J. M., Divisional Cavalry (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1963)
  • McKinney, J. B., Medical units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1952)
  • Murphy, W. E., 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1966)
  • Norton, F. D., 26 Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1952)
  • Pringle, D. J. C., and Glue, W. A., 20 Battalion and armoured regiment (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1957)
  • Puttick, E., 25 Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1960)
  • Ross, A., 23 Battalion (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1959)
  • Sinclair, D. W., 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1954)
  • Underhill, M. L., New Zealand chaplains in the Second World War (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1950)
c. Official WW2 “Episodes and Studies”:
  • Clare, B. G., Early operations with Bomber Command (Wellington: Dept of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, 1950)
  • Dean, H. R., The Royal New Zealand Air Force in South-East Asia 1941-42 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1952)
  • Faircloth, N. W., New Zealanders in the Battle of Britain (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1950)
  • Hall, D. O. W., Coastwatchers (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1945)
  • Hall, D. O. W., Escapes (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1954)
  • Hall, D. O. W., Prisoners of Germany (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Hall, D. O. W., Prisoners of Italy (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Hall, D. O. W., Prisoners of Japan (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Hall, D. O. W., Women at war (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1948)
  • Kay, R., Long Range Desert Group in Libya, 1940-41 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Kay, R., Long Range Desert Group in the Mediterranean (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1950)
  • Llewellyn, S. P., Troopships (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • McGlynn, M. B., Special service in Greece (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1953)
  • McKinney, J. B., Wounded in battle (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1950)
  • Murphy, W. E., Point 175: the battle of Sunday of the dead (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1954)
  • Ross, J. M. S., The assault on Rabaul ; operations by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, December 1943 - May 1944 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Smith, E. H., Guns against tanks: L Troop, 33rd Battery, 7th New Zealand Anti-Tank Regiment in Libya, 23 November 1941 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1948)
  • Thomson, H. L., Aircraft against U-Boat: episodes from the work of the New Zealand airmen in the Battle of the Atlantic, November 1942 - November 1943 (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1950)
  • Wards, I. McLean, The other side of the hill (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1952)
  • Wards, I. McLean, Takrouna (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1951)
  • Waters, S. D., German raiders in the Pacific (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949)
  • Waters, S. D., Achilles at the River Plate (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1948)
  • Waters, S. D., Leander (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1950)
  • Whelan, J. A., Malta airmen (Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1951)
d. Semi-official WW2
Histories of the Third Division, 2nd NZEF IP:
  • Base wallahs: story of the units of the base organisation, NZEF IP (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1946)
  • Headquarters: a brief outline of the activities of Headquarters of the Third Division and the 8th and 14th Brigades during their service in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1947)
  • Pacific kiwis ; being the story of the service in the Pacific of the 30th Battalion, Third Division, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1947)
  • Pacific pioneers: the story of the engineers of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1945)
  • Pacific saga: the personal chronicle of the 37th Battalion and its part in the Third Division's campaign (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division History Committee, 1947)
  • Pacific service: the story of the New Zealand Army Service units with the Third Division in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1948)
  • Shovel, sword and scalpel: a record of the service of the medical units of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1945)
  • Stepping stones to the Solomons: the unofficial history of the 29th Battalion with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1947)
  • Story of the 34th: the unofficial history of a New Zealand infantry battalion in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1947)
  • The 35th Battalion: a record of services of the 35th Battalion with the Third Division in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1947)
  • The 36th Battalion: a record of the service of the 36th Battalion with the Third Division in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1948)
  • The gunners: an intimate record of units of the 3d New Zealand Divisional Artillery in the Pacific from 1940 until 1945 (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1948)
  • The tanks: an unofficial history of the activities of the Third New Zealand Division Tank Squadron in the Pacific (Wellington: Reed for the Third Division Histories Committee, 1948)
  • Larson, C. R., Pacific commandos: New Zealanders and Fijians in action: a history of Southern Independent Commando and First Commando Fiji Guerrillas (Wellington: Reed, 1946)

2. Other WW2 Histories:

a. Other WW2 General and Campaign Histories:
  • Barber, L., War memorial: a chronology of New Zealand and World War II (Auckland: Heinemann Reed, 1989)
  • Cameron, C., Breakout: Minqar Qaim, North Africa, 1942 (Christchurch: Wilson Scott Pub., c2006)
  • Cassells, K. R., The Fairmile flotillas of the Royal New Zealand Navy (Wellington: New Zealand Ship & Marine Society, 1993
  • Crawford, J., New Zealand's Pacific frontline: Guadalcanal-Solomon Islands campaign 1942-1945 (Wellington: New Zealand Defence Force, 1992)
  • Crawford, J., (ed.) Kia kaha: New Zealand in the Second World War (Auckland: Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • Crosby, R., Albaneta: lost opportunity at Cassino (Auckland: Reed, 2007)
  • Ewer, P., Forgotten Anzacs: the campaign in Greece, 1941 (Melbourne: Scribe, 2008)
  • Haworth, J., The art of war: New Zealand war artists in the field, 1939-1945 (Christchurch: Hazard Press, 2007)
  • Horn, A., Wings over the Pacific: the RNZAF in the Pacific air war (Auckland: Random Century, 1992)
  • Hutching, M. (ed.), 'A unique sort of battle': New Zealanders remember Crete (Auckland: HarperCollins in association with the History Group, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2001)
  • Hutching, M. (ed.), Inside stories: New Zealand POWs remember (Auckland: HarperCollins in association with the History Group, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2002)
  • Hutching, M. (ed.), A fair sort of battering: New Zealanders remember the Italian campaign (Auckland: HarperCollins in association with the History Group, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2004)
  • Hutching, M. (ed.), The desert road: New Zealanders remember the North African campaign (Auckland: HarperCollins in association with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2005)
  • Hutching, M. (ed.), Last line of defence: New Zealanders remember the war at home (Auckland: HarperCollins, 2007)
  • Kippenberger, Sir H., Infantry Brigadier (London: Oxford University Press, 1949)
  • McConnell, L., Galatas 1941: courage in vain (Auckland: Reed, 2006)
  • McGibbon, I., New Zealand and the Second World War: the people, the battles and the legacy (Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett, 2004)
  • McLeod, J., Myth & reality: the New Zealand soldier in World War II (Auckland: Reed Methuen, 1986)
  • Petty, B. M. (ed.), New Zealand in the Pacific War: personal accounts of World War II (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, N.C., 2008)
  • Thompson, M., Our war: the grim digs: New Zealand soldiers in North Africa, 1940-1943 (Auckland: Penguin, 2005)
  • Wigzell, F. A., New Zealand Army involvement: Special Operations Australia South-West Pacific World War II (Durham: Pentland Press, 2001)
  • Williams, T., Cassino: New Zealand soldiers in the battle for Italy (Auckland: Penguin, 2002)
  • Wright, M., A near-run affair: New Zealanders in the battle for Crete, 1941 (Auckland: Reed, 2000)
  • Wright, M., Freyberg's war: the man, the legend and reality (Auckland: Penguin, 2005)
  • Wright, M., Italian odyssey: New Zealanders in the battle for Italy, 1943-45 (Auckland: Reed, 2003)
  • Wright, M., Pacific war: New Zealand and Japan, 1941-45 (Auckland: Reed, 2003)
  • Wright, M., Torpedo!: Kiwis at sea in World War II (Auckland: Random House, 2007)
b. Other WW2 Unit Histories:
  • Betts, S. H., Desert wheels (New Plymouth: S.H. Betts, 1987) [5th Infantry Brigade Workshop Section]
  • Burrowes, D. M., 489: an unofficial history of No. 489 Torpedo Bomber Squadron RNZAF 1941 to 1945 (Nelson: David M. Burrowes, 2006)
  • Clayton, G., Last stand in Singapore : the history of 488 Squadron RNZAF (Auckland: Random House, 2008)
  • Gambrill, T., New Zealand cruisers in combat (Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 1988)
  • Harker, J. S., HMNZS Achilles (Auckland: Collins, 1980)
  • Harker, J. S., The rockies: New Zealand minesweepers at war (Wellington: Silver Owl Press, 2000)
  • Ingham, W., 30 Squadron & Servicing Unit RNZAF: a record of service (Auckland: W. Ingham, 1990)
  • Lambert, M., Night after night: New Zealanders in Bomber Command (Auckland: HarperCollins, 2005)
  • Latham, I., WAAC story (Wellington: I. Latham, 1986)
  • Lenton, H. T., British and Empire Warships of the Second World War (London: Greenhill Books, 1998)
  • Morris, G. S., Spitfire: the New Zealand story (Auckland: Reed, 2000)
  • Munro, R. D., 39/34 Heavy Mortar Battery, 7 N.Z. Anti-Tank Regiment, 2 NZEF in Italy 1944 (Upper Hutt: R.D. Munro, 1990)
  • Munro, R. D., 14th New Zealand Light Ack-Ack Regiment, 2 NZEF, 1941-45 (Upper Hutt,: R.D. Munro, 199-)
  • Munro, R. D., 4th NZ Field Regiment, 2 NZEF, 1939-46 (Upper Hutt: R.D. Munro, 1992)
  • Munro, R. D., 5th NZ Field Regiment, 2 NZEF, 1940-46 (Upper Hutt: R.D. Munro, 1992)
  • Munro, R. D., 6th New Zealand Field Regiment, 2 NZEF, 1940-46 (Upper Hutt: R.D. Munro, 1992)
  • Munro, R. D., 7 NZ Anti-Tank Regiment, 2 NZEF, 1939-45 (Upper Hutt: R.D. Munro, 1990)
  • Munro, R. D., Artillery surveyors - 2 NZEF 1940-1945 (Upper Hutt: R.D. Munro, 1994)
  • O'Carroll, B., Kiwi scorpions: the story of the New Zealanders in the Long Range Desert Group (Honiton: Token Pub., 2000)
  • Phillips, F. L. and Gilmour, H. R., The Twentyfourth New Zealand Infantry Battalion: a pictorial history (Auckland: Richards Pub. and Phillips and Gilmour, 1980)
  • Plowman, J. and Thomas, M., 4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade in Italy (Christchurch: J. Plowman, c2000)
  • Plowman, J. and Thomas, M., 2nd New Zealand Divisional Cavalry Regiment in the (Christchurch: J. Plowman, 2002)
  • Plowman, J., Rampant dragons: New Zealanders in armour in World War II (Christchurch: Kiwi Armour, c2002)
  • Plowman, J. and Thomas, M., New Zealand armour in the Pacific, 1935-45 (Christchurch: J. Plowman, c2001)
  • Slatter, G., One more river: the final campaign of the Second New Zealand Division in Italy (Auckland: David Ling, 1995)
  • Soutar, M., Nga tama toa = the price of citizenship: C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion, 1939-1945 (Auckland: David Bateman, 2008)
  • Wells, K., An illustrated history of the New Zealand Spitfire Squadron (Auckland: Hutchinson of New Zealand, 1984)
  • Wright, A. A., 9th Coast Regiment RNZA, 1939-1945 (Okoriore: A.A. Wright, 1952)

Jayforce:

  • Bates, P., Japan and the British Commonwealth Occupation Force 1946-52 (London: Brassey's (UK), 1993)
  • Brocklebank, L., Jayforce: New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan 1945-48 (Auckland: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1997)

Korean War:

  • Matthews, B., Wild knights in no-man's land: the Korean War recalled (Wellington: Transpress, 2003)
  • McGibbon, I., New Zealand and the Korean War: Volume I: Politics and diplomacy (Auckland: Wellington: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1992)
  • McGibbon, I., New Zealand and the Korean War: Volume II: Combat operations (Auckland: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1996)
  • Hopkins, G. F., Tales from Korea: the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Korean War (Auckland: Reed, 2002)

Malayan Emergency:

  • Pugsley, C., From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Malaya and Borneo, 1949-1966 (South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Vietnam War:

  • Barnz, B., Voices from Vietnam: the stories of New Zealanders who served their country in Vietnam (Christchurch: Willson Scott, c2008)
  • Browne, B. M., With our boys in Vietnam (Blenheim: Cloudy Bay Pub., c1996)
  • Challinor, D., Grey ghosts: New Zealand Vietnam vets talk about their war (Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett, 1998
  • Smith, C., The killing zone: the New Zealand infantry in Vietnam, 1967 to 1971 (Auckland: Aqu, 1994)
  • Subritzky, M., The Vietnam scrapbook: the second ANZAC adventure (Papakura: Three Feathers, c1995)

Other Conflicts:

  • Crawford, J. and Harper, G., Operation East Timor: the New Zealand Defence Force in East Timor, 1999-2001(Auckland: Reed, 2001)
  • Gurr, R., Voices from a border war: a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1963 to 1965 (Melbourne: R. Gurr, 1995)
  • Wright, G., We were there: Operation Grapple: the story of New Zealand's involvement in the British nuclear weapons tests at Christmas Island 1957-58  (Gerry Wright, 2007)

Other Unit Histories:

  • Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand, New Zealand military aircraft and serial numbers (Wellington: Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand, 1980)
  • Baker, W. D., Dare to win: the story of the New Zealand Special Air Service (Melbourne: Lothian, 1987)
  • Barber, L., and Lord, C., Swift and sure: a history of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals and army signalling in New Zealand (Auckland: New Zealand Signals, 1996)
  • Bentley, G., RNZAF: a short history (Wellington: Reed, 1969)
  • Bentley, G. and Conly, M., Portrait of an air force: the Royal New Zealand Air Force 1937-1987 (Wellington: Grantham House, c1987)
  • Bolton, J. S., A history of The Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps (Trentham: The Corps, 1992)
  • Cape, P., Craftsmen in uniform: the Corps of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: an account (Wellington: Corps of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, c1976)
  • Downs, P. R., Vietnam and bluebell: the Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Vietnam (Tugun, Qld.: Porky's Publishing House, 2003)
  • Ewing, R. and MacPherson, R., The history of New Zealand aviation (Auckland: Heinemann, 1986)
  • Haigh, J. B., Men of faith and courage: the official history of the Royal New Zealand Chaplains Department (Auckland: Word Publishers, 1983)
  • Howard, G., Happy in the Service: An Illustrated History of the Women’s Royal New Zealand Naval Service (Auckland: Word Publishers, 1985)
  • Henderson, A., Green, D. and Cooke, P., The Gunners. A History of New Zealand Artillery (North Shore Raupo, 2008)
  • Jenks, C., The Dauntless in RNZAF service (Colayrac, France: Philedition, c.2008)
  • Kelso, F., The Last Voyage of H.M.S. New Zealand (Palmerston North: New Zealand Books, 1972)
  • Kendall, S. and Corbett, D. A., New Zealand military nursing: a history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps, Boer War to present day (Auckland: S. Kendall & D. Corbett, 1990)
  • Koorey, P. (ed.), 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1957-2007: from South East Asia to Afghanistan: the first 50 years (Christchurch: Willson Scott, c2007)
  • Latter, E. G., Marching onward: a history of the 2nd Battalion (Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment 1845-1992 (Christchurch: The Battalion, 1992)
  • Martyn, E. W., For your tomorrow: a record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915, 3. vols. (Christchurch: Volplane Press, 1998-2008)
  • McDougall, R. J., New Zealand Naval Vessels (Christchurch: GP Books, 1989)
  • McEwan, J., Auckland Rockies: a history of Auckland’s Naval Reserves 1858-1995 (Auckland: Pyramid Press, 1995)
  • Millen, J., Salute to service: the history of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport and its predecessors 1860-1996 ( Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1997)
  • Moorhead, M., First and strong: the Wellington West Coast and Taranaki regimental story (Wanganui: WWWCT Regiment, 2002)
  • Newman, S. D., Vietnam gunners: 161 Battery RNZA, South Vietnam, 1965-71 (Tauranga: Moana Press, c1988)
  • Poulton, W., K Force in Korea: a soldier's life in the 16th NZ Field Regiment (Woodville: W. Poulton, 2004)
  • Plowman, J., Armoured fighting vehicles of New Zealand, 1939-59 [Rev. ed.] (Christchurch: J. Plowman, c2003)
  • Plowman, J. and Thomas, M., Peace-keeping armour of New Zealand (Christchurch: J. Plowman, c2004)
  • Rogers, A., While you're away: New Zealand nurses at war (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2003)
  • Stowers, R., Waikato troopers: history of the Waikato Mounted Rifles (Hamilton: R. Stowers, 2008)
  • Stowers, R. et al, Blue Devils: history of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in the New Zealand Wars including detailed medal rolls of officers and men who received the New Zealand Medal 1845-1866, 2nd ed. (Hamilton: Richard Stowers, 2008)
  • Taylor, R., A favoured few: Regular Force Cadet School: 1948-1991 (Napier: Cosmos Publications, 1998)
  • Taylor, R., Comrades brave: a history of the Hauraki Regiment (Napier: Cosmos Publications, 1998)
  • Wilson, M. W. and Marquand, C. J., Official history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps (Wellington: Ministry of Defence, 1978)
  • Wright, M., Kiwi air power (Auckland: Reed, 1998)
Wounded, Tobruk [Detail] Artist: Peter McIntyre Date: Ca November 1941 Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Wellington Office [Archives Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 177]

Wounded, Tobruk  [Detail]
Artist: Peter McIntyre
Date: Ca November 1941
Archives New Zealand/Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Wellington Office [Archives Reference: AAAC 898 NCWA 177]

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