NZMHS Publishing.

The NZMHS is embarking on a publishing programme over the next few years to bring more research and valuable information regarding our military history to the public.

 

Please check back on this page regularly for information about books and other items we are producing.

 

To purchase:

Contact secretary@nzmhs.org.nz for bank deposit details  

or send cheque and address details to:
 

The New Zealand Military Historical Society

8C Blake Greens

Silverdale

Auckland 0932


 

A Strong Sense of Duty

   

 

  A Strong Sense of Duty provides a unique insight into the effects of armed combat on the men of the New Zealand Division during its final 14 months on the Western Front in the First World War. 

 

Viewed from the rare perspective of the wartime letters of a serving non-combatant chaplain, the Reverend Clive Mortimer Jones of Cambridge, this book provides an indelible testimony to the events which gained the division its formidable fighting reputation. They convey a strong personal sense of duty and awareness set amongst the grim realities of war in difficult and life-threatening times. 

 

This book will be only the sixth occasion on which the wartime experiences of chaplains who saw active service during the First World War have been published and contains a full listing of all NZ chaplains who served, making this an invaluable piece of research.

 

INDEX available HERE - ideal for family researchers to check!  

 

REVIEW of book in the Christchurch Press HERE

 

Paperback, 168 pages, colour and b&w images, published Nov 2013 

Price $40.00 + $3.30 p&p

Overseas and bulk purchases - contact secretary@nzmhs.org.nz for details 

 

DVD - The Desert War - recollections  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   2 hour documentary recording the personal stories of two New Zealand WW2 veterans.

John Johnston was only 21 years old when he joined the Royal New Zealand Dental Corps and served in the Libyan desert. A keen photographer, John presents and explains some of his stunning military and natural history images taken at the time.

Normal Leaf had his 21st birthday on the troopship on the way to North Africa. He was part of the unique group of Royal New Zealand Engineers - The Railway Group. Norman relates his personal account of the battles of Tobruk and Al Alamein.

Professionally recorded in late 2013 at the 'Officer's Club', this is a joint production with the Officers Club Auckland, AV Productions and the NZMHS.

 

A rare chance to see and hear the gripping personal experiences of two New Zealanders who served in the fierce heat and battle of the 1940-44 North African campaign.

 

2 Hr DVD Video, in jewel case plus cover notes, published Nov 2013 

$30.00 + $3.30 p&p

Overseas and bulk purchases - contact secretary@nzmhs.org.nz for details 

 OTHER TITLES FOR SALE:

Two rare and important works, hard to come by these days, author's own final stock sellout 

 

VICTORY MEDAL


A sculpture installation tour following Helen Pollock's Victory Medal created to commemorate the centenary of WW1.

210mm x 210mm, 20pp, stapled, paperback, colour throughout.

$10.00 per copy

Overseas and bulk purchases - contact secretary@nzmhs.org.nz for details




NEW ZEALAND AND THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (DSO)

 

 

 A complete record of New Zealanders, and those associated with New Zealand, appointed as Companions of the Distinguished Service Order.

An invaluable tool for researchers and regarded as the definitive work in this area.

Brand new condition, authors stock, hardback, 468pp, published 1993

 

$20.00 + $4.40 p&p

Overseas and bulk purchases - contact secretary@nzmhs.org.nz for details 

 

THE COMPLETE NZ DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL (DCM)

 

 

An account of the New Zealand recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal from the earliest times of the South African war to the present time; together with brief biographical notes and details of their entitlement to other Medals, Orders and Decorations.

An invaluable tool for researchers and regarded as the definitive work in this area.

Authors own stock, condition varies, some sun fade to spines, otherwise as new condition.

Hardback, 360pp, published 1983 

$20.00 + $4.40 p&p

Overseas and bulk purchases - contact secretary@nzmhs.org.nz for details 

AUTOGRAPHED COPY

 

Wille Apiata VC - The Reluctant Hero - Autographed

 

The biography of New Zealand's latest VC recipient for his actions in Afghanistan in 2004.

Copy is personally autographed by Cpl Apiata, the first ever holder of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand and only the 14th holder of the Commonwealth's highest honour for bravery since the end of the Second World War. 

 

 

Hardback, 256pp, published 2008, colour image inserts, as new condition, several copies available 

$50.00 + $4.40 p&p

Overseas purchases - contact secretary@nzmhs.org.nz for details 

 

 The New Zealand Cross


Price $90.00
plus $6.00 P & P

There has been no comprehensive history of the award published. Dr. Kieran explores the development, creation and inauguration of the award, a listing of all the recipients and an outline of the New Zealand Wars from 1860 to 1872. The Victoria Cross and other decorations were being awarded to Imperial troops but the settlers in the Volunteers, Militia and Armed Constabulary were not being recognised for carrying out similar acts of   bravery.  The recognition of acts worthy of the NZC were anticipated to become well known; however, the awards spanned a period to 1910 and thus the impact of the award was not achieved. Personalities like King Tawhiao, Sir George Bowen, Sir George Grey, Lt. General Cameron, Te Kooti, Titokowaru, and Major General Whitmore were  involved in the conflict. A major issue leading to battles arose due to land confiscation by the settlers.  The  battles were mainly restricted to the North Island; Taranaki and Wanganui on the West Coast, Waikato in the Central area and on the East Coast at Tauranga, the Urewera, Gisborne and Napier.

The Silent Division


This classic book is in three parts:

BIOGRAPHY OF ORMOND BURTON: This is
written by David Grant an established Wellington historian and
well- credentialed author, who has 13 books to his credit. He
has also written numerous essays for anthologies, dictionaries,
journals and newsletters

PART ONE: a re-issue, unaltered, of the acclaimed The
Silent Division – New Zealanders at the Front 1914 – 1919, first
published in 1935, but now including maps and illustrations.

PART TWO: issued for the first time; that part of
Ormond Burton’s hitherto unpublished autobiography which
deals with his heroic, front-line service in The Great War, entitled
Concerning One Man’s War, 1914 -1919. This is a vibrant
account at an individual level; arguably the finest writing by a
New Zealander about that war. Edited by John H Gray, an acknowledged
historian and published author, specialising in the
The New Zealand Division on the Western Front.

180MM X 240MM
464 PAGES
56 PHOTOS,22 MAPS
Hardback,dustjacket

Price = $75.00 + P&P

NZMHS Membership price = $63.75 + P&P

Rampant Dragons


A “gritty “ history of the 4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade,
from its formation in New Zealand through to its final campaign
in Italy in 1945.


Author Jeffrey Plowman is a well established “armoured” buff
who has specialised in studying the history of New Zealand
armoured fighting vehicles and units that used them.
The history includes personal experiences from several crew
members of the various types of tanks operated by the brigade.
These stories show the brutality of war from a “tankies “ perspective.


Well illustrated , with black and white photos, maps and diagrams
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160MM X 240MM
338 PAGES
CASED & DUST JACKETED

Price = $75.00 + P&P

NZMHS Members price = $63.75 + P&P