Things Have Been Pretty Lively

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Things Have Been Pretty Lively: The Great War Diary of Melve King

ISBN: 9780958261739
Authors(s): Neil Frances Doug King

About Things Have Been Pretty Lively: The Great War Diary of Melve King:

Private Melville King of Carterton was a tiny part of New Zealand’s huge manpower contribution to the Allied armies in World War One. His diary, recording what he did and what he saw, reflects the military service of an ordinary young man half the globe away from home and in extraordinary circumstances. His perceptive and detailed view of the Great War adds an important ‘voice’ to the New Zealand understanding of that tragic and crucial event. Melve King’s words are supported by additional text explaining facets of his army life and the major campaigns and battles of the New Zealand Division on the Western Front. Melve faithfully recorded many of the Wairarapa men he served with and these are detailed in an extensive personnel index.

First Published (if available):
No of pages: 232
Published as: Paperback
Genre: war book, war story books, war books