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The Big Show : New Zealanders, D-Day and the War in Europe

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The Big Show : New Zealanders, D-Day and the War in Europe
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The Big Show : New Zealanders, D-Day and the War in Europe

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Title: The Big Show : New Zealanders, D-Day and the War in Europe
Author(s): PARR, Alison
CLARK, Helen
MEKACHERA, Hamlaoui
Category: War and War Stories
New / Used: New
Book Type: Large softcover
Published: 2006
Published By: Auckland University Press
Pages: 152
Size (mm): 200 w x 245 h x 15 d

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New book

About

An expansive oral-history by the New Zealand Government provides these 13 eyewitness accounts of World War II.

More than 10,000 New Zealand servicemen were on active duty with the RAF and the Royal Navy at the time of the D-Day landings, in June 1944. Until now, the role played by these men has been largely untold. The Big Show provides the first eye witness account of their experience at the heart of the European War. Many of the men retain vivid memories of the historic turning point in WWII. They not only witnessed fear, mayhem and exhilaration of D-Day itself, but they were present as the Allies fought back France, Belgium and Holland from the Axis forces. Some took part in the occupation of Germany that ended the war in Europe; a few saw Belsen Concentration Camp in its final months. There were airmen who were shot down over France and whose escapes to safety were engineered by the French Resistance, and others taken prisoners by the Germans. The men also discuss daily life in the forces, the glamour of serving with the RAF, and wartime London. The Big Show reveals these experiences for a new generation through 13 oral histories recorded by servicemen. Presented for the general market, the book will be lavishly illustrated with over 100 photographs. It will include an introduction, suggested further readings, a foreword from the New Zealand Prime Minster and possibly one from the French PM.

The Big Show will be one of the first projects completed under a Shared Memory Arrangement that the New Zealand and French governments signed in 2004 to promote the heritage the countries share with respect to the world wars. 

Well illustrated with b&w photos.

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