The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History




From the destructive Musket War, which culminated centuries of Maori tribal warfare, to the New Zealand wars to the world wars of the twentieth century, conflict has played a defining role in New Zealand. The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History provides a fascinating look at this history. It contains more then 650 entries, written by a wide range of contributors, and covers all of the main campaigns and wars since 1800. It provides numerous profiles of key figures, including Te Rauparaha, Gustavus von Tempsky, Charles Upham, Ettie Rout, Bernard Freyberg, and John Stark. It also describes the weapons and equipment used in New Zealand's military operations, and it features substantial essays on the impact of war on religion, science, technology, and industry, as well as it influence on New Zealand's language, literature, art, and film. Comprehensive and rich in detail, with over 150 photographs and 40 maps, the book is an invaluable reference for students of military history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195583762
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/11/2001
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xii
Advisory Committee xiv
Contributors xv
Style Notes xix
Military Nomenclature xx
Military Ranks: Service Equivalents xxi
Abbreviations xxiv
Glossary of Maori Terms xxvi
The Companion: Alphabetical Entries
Appendix 628(7)
Senior officers of the armed forces
Premiers and prime ministers
Ministers of defence-related portfolios
Heads of defence-related government departments
Index 635

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