New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.

New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.

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New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.

Publisher: Exisle Publishing Limited, NZ, 2010, FIRST EDITION, first printing. VERY SCARCE.

Near new hardback with jacket, name to ffep, minor dents to spine. Pages as new. Jacket has minor shelf-wear with a small repaired tear to bottom edge, some foxing on reverse side.

704 pages, illustrated.

New Zealand's Vietnam War provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War, one that will remain the standard reference work on the subject for decades. Its publication will complete the programme of official war history production that began in 1945. This work focuses on what New Zealand did in South Vietnam, as the reasons for this country's involvement and opposition to it have already been covered in book form. It traces in detail the operations carried out by New Zealand forces in Vietnam and seeks to illuminate the experience of New Zealand soldiers fighting in a guerrilla war. The command structure, logistic support and operational context of fighting within a primarily Australian framework are all covered. The book addresses controversial aspects such as friendly fire incidents, atrocity allegations and veterans' grievances, including over Agent Orange. Maori participation in V Force was substantial and its impact is assessed. Although the book is inevitably weighted towards the military, because the troops were the largest element of New Zealand's effort in Vietnam, the efforts of civilians in South Vietnam are also covered in depth. The surgical team operated from 1963 until their evacuation from Qui Nhon just days before North Vietnamese columns entered the city. The efforts of courageous civilians like Sister Mary Laurence and of Red Cross volunteers to alleviate misery among refugees are described.

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New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.
New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy by Ian McGibbon.