Between two worlds : a study of the letters, diaries and reminiscences of some Otago and Southland soldiers in the Great War.
This is an attempt to gain some understanding of the First World War as experienced by the ordinary New Zealand trench soldier. It is not a military or political history of the War but is rather, the story of the men in the ranks. It seeks to understand with what assumptions and hopes young men of New Zealand entered the European War; what they encountered at Gallipoli and the Western Front; what they thought about issues such as discipline, the nature of War, the causes they fought for, their enemy, their fellow fighters, themselves as New Zealanders, Britain as the Imperial heartland and the home front in New Zealand. Finally, changes brought about in their thinking by their War experiences is examined. [From Introduction]
Advisor: Brooking, Tom
Degree Name: Bachelor of Arts with Honours
Degree Discipline: History
Publisher: University of Otago
Research Type: Dissertation
vii, 60 leaves :ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references.