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The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914 - 1919

The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914 - 1919

The object of this book is to give, in a clear and concise manner, a record of the doings of the Canterbury Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force from its enrolment to its disbandment.

The book consists mainly of a compilation of the War Diaries of the service battalions of the Regiment, and does not pretend to give a vivid picture of the fighting in which those battalions took part. Many of the diaries (and especially the earlier ones) give very little information, and it has been necessary to obtain the missing particulars from brigade and divisional diaries and from personal recollections of various officers. As a general rule, the writer has not attempted to describe the dangers and hardships of war: the members of the Regiment, for whom the book is primarily intended, all have personal experiences of these things; and for the general reader there are many books which purport to picture them.

The history of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914-1919

Publisher: Auckland : Printed by Whitcombe and Tombs, 1921.

Digitised by the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection - Te PÅ«hikotuhi o Aotearoa.

David Ferguson
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