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Prisoners of War. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War.
Prisoners of War. Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War.
Mason, W Wynne
Dept Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1954. Green cloth with blind stamp on front and gilt lettering on spine. Cloth is bright and clean with bumping to corners and spine ends. Contents tight with old tape stains to e/p's. Previous owner name to front e/p. Foxing to page edges. Some of the folding maps have been folded incorrectly so some of the edges are bumped and chipped. No DW. During the Second World War approximately 9140 New Zealanders were taken prisoner, 194 of them sailors, 8348 soldiers and 598 airmen, including those interned. Of these, 1270 soldiers were wounded when captured, of whom 107 died in captivity. A firther 416 soldiers died from sickness, accident and other causes. The great majority of the soldier prisoners were captured in the disasters of the first three years, left on the beaches in Greece or Crete, or were members of units overrun by German tanks. The airmen were those who survived being shot down over enemy territory. Their record as prisoners is a magnificent one, an honourable chapter in New Zealand's history, carefully and thoroughly related in this volume (from the blurb)
Second hand Hardback