A Fighting Quality: New Zealanders At War by Cedric Mentiplay
This book describes the wartime exploits of New Zealand's greatest fighting men and tries to answer why Kiwis make such good soldiers. It covers military engagements from the Land Wars of the 1860s to the Boer War, two world wars, Korea, and Malaya and Vietnam, the so-called brushfire wars. Throughout these conflicts New Zealand soldiering has had more than its share of heroes: its V.C. winners, its generals, its 'special forces' men - names like Bassett, Travis, Freyberg, Weir, Hulme, Uphan and Ngarimu. All possessed that special quality which made the Kiwi a fighting man to be reckoned with. This book is about that quality. This A.H. & A.W. Reed Paperback is in Good condition.
1979 ISBN: 589012630 SKU: 1248607 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.