The Echoes that Remain, a history of the New Zealand Field Engineers during the Great War at gallipoli, France and the Hampshire town of Christchurch

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a history of the New Zealand Field Engineers during the great War at Gallipoli, France and the Hampshire town of Christchurch

Clement Wareham
Pages: 410 Illustrations: 40 b&w photos and 6 maps

Size: 156 x 234 paperback
ISBN: 9781897887967

The Echoes that Remain tells the story of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force and in particular the New Zealand Engineers who lived amongst the people of Christchurch, Boscombe and Bournemouth on the Hampshire coast during the Great War, young men from a far flung dominion catapulted into that European war because it was part of the British Empire. It is a time that has generally been forgotten or hazily remembered on Anzac Day. While training in England, the engineers were integrated into the community in the Christchurch/Bournemouth area. They arranged various social activities with the civilians, shared the provision of war with them, married local girls then left widows. This is as much a history of those townspeople as it is of the soldiers.

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Weight 900 kg
Dimensions 234 x 156 x 20 cm

1 review for The Echoes that Remain, a history of the New Zealand Field Engineers during the Great War at gallipoli, France and the Hampshire town of Christchurch

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    Just bought this book and have yet to properly read it. But first observations are that it will be very difficult to study or to use as a reference book and it’s not something one reads as one might a novel then discards. Very disappointed to find grammatical errors, no index; and a very old fashioned numbered referencing system that will be very laborious and make reading the book frustrating. Especially as notes are mixed in with sources instead of placed as footnotes on the relevant pages or at chapter-ends. No info about the author either! Who / what / why?

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      Thank you for your feedback and the various points have been noted.

      The author is an Australian now living in Christchurch, Dorset and a member of the local history association. The book was written mainly as a local history book and for the general public interested in the First World War and took many years to compile. We published the book on the author’s behalf.

      Kind regards,

      Jane Martin
      Natula publications/Arbentin Books

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