Hardback. 21 Battalion of the New Zealand Official histories of WWII. 472pp., ills., maps, appendix, Roll of honour, honours and awards, index. Faint rubbing at head and tail of spine and corners with small nicks to cloth, rear centrefol;d slightly fayed, still very firm, overall good + copy in protective cellophane. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Official History of New Zealand in the ...
Publisher: War History Branch Department of Internal Affairs
Publication Date: 1953
Book Condition: Good+
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand, 1953. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Ex-library. Library rubber stamps. Adhesive tape stains to endpapers. Front panel only of dust-jacket, pasted down onto front board. Some fraying and small chips and tear to cloth at ends of spine. Complete with all illustrations and maps.; xv, , 471,  pages + frontispiece + 58 illustrations + 6 folding colour maps + 16 in-text maps. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 213 x 136mm. Contents: Foreword; Preface; To the United Kingdom; Camberley to Athens; Campaign in Greece; Battle for Crete; Libya 1941; Syrian Interlude; Defence of Egypt; Victory in Egypt; Pursuit to Tripoli; Tunisian Campaign; Entr'acte; The Sangro and Orsogna; Cassino; Advance on Rome; Advance to Florence; Rimini; The Winter Line; The Final Offensive; Exit 21 Battalion; AppendixI: Capture of Von Ravenstein; Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Summary of Casualties; Commanding Officers; Index. Bookseller Inventory # 19094
Book Description Wellington, War History Branch / Department of Internal Affairs., 1953. 8°. XV, 471 pages with 16 maps and 59 plates as well as 6 folded maps. Original cloth. The binding with only minor signs of wear and in overall excellent condition. Complete with all maps and charts. Minor foxing to edges only. Presentation - copy by "N.Z.E.F. - The Government of New Zealand" - Presented to 23145 Capt J.H.Money in Recognition of his Service with 21 (NZ) Battalion in the Second World War, 1939-1945". Included is an orignal Menu of the 1st Annual Dinner in a POW - Camp (probably in Germany), a little larger than A4, titled: " 24 BN - NZEF - Officers Mess. Ist Annual Dinner (For those remaining in Camp) - Belts C.B. will be worn. Signed by 7 members of the Battalion. Also included are several newspaper-clippings and some information on another member of the Battalion (Seargant A.R.Gee). Includes: Camberley to Athens / Campaign in Greece / Battle for Crete / Libya 1944 / Syrian Interlude (Syria) / Defence of Egypt / Victory in Egypt / Pursuit to Tripoli / Tunisian Campaign / The Sangro and Orsogna / Cassino / Advance on Rome / Advance on Florence / Rimini / The Winter Line / The Final Offensive / Appendix I - Capture of von Ravenstein / Roll of Honour / Honors and Awards / Summary of Casualties / Commanding Officers Index / This is the first edition of the History of the 21st Infantry Battalion of the 2nd New Zealand Division in World War II. The 21st Battalion, was an infantry battalion of the New Zealand Military Forces, which served during the Second World War. Formed in November 1939, it was part of the 5th Brigade, 2nd Division of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. The battalion saw action in Greece, Crete, North Africa, and Italy. (Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # 26974AB