From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth : The New Zealand Division on the Western Front 1916-18
The New Zealand Division earned a high reputation as one of Field Marshal Haig’s strike formations through First Somme, Messines, Passchendaele and then in March 1918 during the German Spring Offensive. Subsequently, the Division (in company with those from Canada and Australia) was always in the vanguard during the Advance to Victory, in the Last Hundred Days of the war. The points of difference between this book and all other writing on New Zealand in the Great War are two-fold: First, it is the only detailed study of the complete itinerary of the Division between April1916 (when it arrived in France after Gallipoli) and November 1918, apart from its sole predecessor, Colonel Hugh Stewart’s Popular History based on Official Records, published as long ago as 1921. Secondly, it adds an additional important element in these days of Western Front battlefield tourism, in the form of a detailed travel and accommodation guide.