Armentieres and the Somme

Author(s): Cecil B. Malthus

General NZ Military History | Secondhand

ArmentiÃÂères and the Somme is the previously unpublished companion volume to Anzac: A Retrospect. In it, Malthus relates the experiences in France of the New Zealand Division, from their departure on 5th April 1916 from Moaskar Camp on the Suez Canal until September when he was injured by a bomb, having survived the Allied offensive on the Somme in July. The New Zealand Division at that time comprised troops who had served at Gallipoli, bolstered by reinforcements from New Zealand. Written in the same informal but intelligent style as Anzac: A Retrospect, and drawing on his recollections, letters and diaries, MalthusâÃÂàreal achievement in writing this book is his unsentimental yet humane description of the New ZealandersâÃÂàpart in the war. He states that he is not a supporter of war, but is unwavering in his belief of the necessity of this war, and the part the New Zealand troops played in it. Anzac: A Retrospect was published in 1965 to great acclaim. ArmentiÃÂères and the Somme has not been published before and is now issued posthumously. (Preceeding text courtesy www.reed.co.nz) Paperback


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780790008516
  • : Raupo Publishing (Nz) Ltd
  • : Raupo Publishing (Nz) Ltd
  • : August 2002
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cecil B. Malthus
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.4144
  • : 147
  • : illus