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The great adventure ends : New Zealand and France on the Western Front / edited by Nathalie Philippe with Christopher Pugsley, John Crawford and Matthias Strohn.

Contributor(s): Philippe, Nathalie [editor of compilation.] | Pugsley, Christopher [editor of compilation.] | Crawford, John (John A. B.) [editor of compilation.] | Strohn, Matthias, 1976- [editor of compilation.] | Pugsley, Christopher | Crawford, John | Strohn, Matthias.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, New Zealand : John Douglas Publishing, 2013Copyright date: ©2013 Description: 424 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780987666581 (Hardback) :.Subject(s): New Zealand. Army. Expeditionary Force | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France | World War, 1914-1918 -- New Zealand | Le Quesnoy (France) -- History, Military -- 20th century | New Zealand -- Relations -- France -- History | France -- Relations -- New Zealand -- History
Contents:
Over the fortifications / Leslie Averill -- The story of a ladder : the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in Le Quesnoy / Franck Bruyère -- The Battle of the Sambre : the Liberation of Le Quesnoy / Herbert Farrant -- Guillaume Apollinaire : a poet and the war / Paul Raoult -- Going to war from Saint-Aubert / Michaël Bourlet -- Feeding civilians in occupied France / Nathalie Philippe -- Sport in the Great War / Arnaud Waquet -- What a way to see the world! / Sue Haxton -- "It was hell, Merrilyn, it was just hell" / Nigel Murphy -- My father went to war / Joan Clouston -- First up the ladder / Colin Averill -- "Curly" Blyth remembers / David Blyth -- A Kiwi airman over the Western Front / Richard Stowers -- The medics come of age / Ross Blair -- Tunneling under Arras / Anthony Byledbał -- Guardian angel of the Anzacs / Jane Tolerton -- From Picardy to Picton / Allison Oosterman -- Katherine Mansfield's literary response to the Great War / Gerri Kimber -- "Ka mate! Ka ora!" : Bapaume 1918 / Olivier Roussel -- A year of war for the "Dinks" / John Crawford -- Attacking Le Quesnoy / Christopher Pugsley -- Defending Le Quesnoy / Matthias Strohn -- 1918-19 : what lay ahead for the citizen-soldier? / Gilles Krugler -- Painting the road to Le Quesnoy / Caroline Lord -- The consolation of the familiar / Kingsley Baird.
Summary: "This book by a diverse group of French, German and New Zealand writers and reserachers examines the differing perceptions of the wartime experience, in particular the battle of Le Quesnoy and the scaling of the town walls by the soldiers of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 4 November 1918"--Inside jacket.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book, has been written by an eclectic group of French and New Zealand writers and researchers, which grew out of a successful conference held in Le Quesnoy in 2008. The First World War ended for the New Zealand Division some kilometres east of the old walled fortress town of Le Quesnoy in Northern France on 11 November 1918. The war had a cataclysmic impact on New Zealand which echoes to this day. It had an even greater impact on France which endured much of its countryside and towns being in turn occupied by the German Imperial Armies, and then devastated in the battles to force their withdrawal. The human cost was of a similar scale.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Over the fortifications / Leslie Averill -- The story of a ladder : the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in Le Quesnoy / Franck Bruyère -- The Battle of the Sambre : the Liberation of Le Quesnoy / Herbert Farrant -- Guillaume Apollinaire : a poet and the war / Paul Raoult -- Going to war from Saint-Aubert / Michaël Bourlet -- Feeding civilians in occupied France / Nathalie Philippe -- Sport in the Great War / Arnaud Waquet -- What a way to see the world! / Sue Haxton -- "It was hell, Merrilyn, it was just hell" / Nigel Murphy -- My father went to war / Joan Clouston -- First up the ladder / Colin Averill -- "Curly" Blyth remembers / David Blyth -- A Kiwi airman over the Western Front / Richard Stowers -- The medics come of age / Ross Blair -- Tunneling under Arras / Anthony Byledbał -- Guardian angel of the Anzacs / Jane Tolerton -- From Picardy to Picton / Allison Oosterman -- Katherine Mansfield's literary response to the Great War / Gerri Kimber -- "Ka mate! Ka ora!" : Bapaume 1918 / Olivier Roussel -- A year of war for the "Dinks" / John Crawford -- Attacking Le Quesnoy / Christopher Pugsley -- Defending Le Quesnoy / Matthias Strohn -- 1918-19 : what lay ahead for the citizen-soldier? / Gilles Krugler -- Painting the road to Le Quesnoy / Caroline Lord -- The consolation of the familiar / Kingsley Baird.

"This book by a diverse group of French, German and New Zealand writers and reserachers examines the differing perceptions of the wartime experience, in particular the battle of Le Quesnoy and the scaling of the town walls by the soldiers of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 4 November 1918"--Inside jacket.

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