An Awfully Big Adventure

An Awfully Big Adventure

New Zealand World War One Veterans Tell Their Stories

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What was it like to be a New Zealand soldier in the First World War? What impact did the war have on those who returned? Let them tell you. An Awfully Big Adventure traces the reminiscences and reflections of 80 veterans interviewed for the World War One Oral History Archive. Respected journalist Jane Tolerton revisits the interviews and sets pieces in a chronology for 21st-century readers to follow the progress and human experience of the war - in the words of those who were there. The men relive their time abroad, offering intimate, private moments as well as the unvarnished realities of life at the front. A century on, their voices are vivid, strong and direct, and often humorous. Deeply affecting and absorbing, An Awfully Big Adventure is an important historical memoir that reads as if it all happened yesterday.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780143568490
Branch Call Number: 940.481 AWF
Characteristics: 304 p. :,ill., maps, ports. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tolerton, Jane 1957-

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Jane Tolerton has written wonderful oral histories of 80 veterans. Hear the voices of New Zealanders who served. Level: Secondary.

Jane Tolerton has written wonderful oral histories of 80 veterans. Hear the voices of New Zealanders who served.


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