REVIEW: Opening shot over the parapet
Book review of: The great adventure ends: New Zealand and France on the Western Front, edited by Nathalie Phillippe, Chris Puglsey, John Crawford & Matthias Strohn, Christchurch: John Douglas Publishing, 2013. 424 pp. ISBN 9780987666581
This volume is another shot in the bombardment of books about the Great War that marks the 2014 centenary of the start of the ‘war to end all wars’. This literary big push includes novels, graphic novels, histories, biographies, memoirs and diaries written for specialists and the general public. An early publication to pop over the parapet, this collection offers a diverse set of articles that highlight some not so well-known aspects of New Zealand’s involvement on the Western Front during the 1914-18 war. The varied articles in The Great Adventure Ends reflect both the book’s origins in a conference and the variety of ways in which World War I is written about.
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