The Home Front: New Zealand society and the war effort, 1914–1919

The Home Front: New Zealand society and the war effort, 1914–1919

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By Steven Loveridge and James Watson

The Great War is now typically regarded as senseless and futile, but most New Zealanders at the time, rightly or wrongly, considered it to be a war to preserve security and freedoms, to punish an aggressive enemy, and to win a better world.

Yet the war years proved a tumultuous time, and bitterness and animosities ran alongside idealism and sacrifice. Divisive issues, economic volatility and a rising death toll all threatened resolve. The Home Front offers a compelling account of how a small and developing country confronted the complex questions and brutal realities of a world war.

 

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