The Resource Phoney wars : New Zealand society in the Second World War, Stevan Eldred-Grigg, with Hugh Eldred-Grigg

Phoney wars : New Zealand society in the Second World War, Stevan Eldred-Grigg, with Hugh Eldred-Grigg

Label
Phoney wars : New Zealand society in the Second World War
Title
Phoney wars
Title remainder
New Zealand society in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Stevan Eldred-Grigg, with Hugh Eldred-Grigg
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Phoney Wars looks at the lives of New Zealanders during the greatest armed struggle the world has ever seen: the Second World War. It is not a political, economic or military history; rather it explores what life was like during the war years for ordinary people living under the New Zealand flag. It questions the war as a story of "good" against "bad". All readers know that the Axis powers behaved ruthlessly, but how many are aware of the brutality of the Allied powers in bombing and starving "enemy" towns and cities? New Zealand colluded in and even carried out such brutal aggressions. Were we, in going to war, really on the side of the angels? Contrary to the propoganda of the time -- and subsequent memory -- going to war did not unite New Zealanders: it divided them, often bitterly. People disagreed over whether or not we should fight, what we were fighting for and why, who was fighting, who was paying, and who was dying. In this provocative and moving book, Stevan and Hugh Eldred-Grigg explore New Zealanders' hopes and fears, beliefs and superstitions, shortages and affluence, rationing and greed, hyusteria and humour, violence and kindness, malevolence and generosity, to argue that New Zealand need not have involved itself in the war at all." -- Back cover
Awards note
Ockham New Zealand Book Award for General Non-Fiction, Longlist 2018.
Cataloging source
TEPP
Dewey number
940.5393
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Phoney wars : New Zealand society in the Second World War, Stevan Eldred-Grigg, with Hugh Eldred-Grigg
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Phoney wars : New Zealand society in the Second World War, Stevan Eldred-Grigg, with Hugh Eldred-Grigg
Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 397-405) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Contents
The eve of war -- The first phoney war : September 1939 to June 1940 -- A war far away : June 1940 to December 1941 -- War at our door? : December 1941 to December 1942 -- The second phoney war : January 1943 to September 1945 -- Victory? Napalm and nuclear bombs
Control code
22061136
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
427 pages
Isbn
9780947522230
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour, black and white), colour maps

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