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Grey Ghosts

Grey Ghosts
   

We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869507718
Barcode 9781869507718
Published 1 April 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Challinor, Deborah
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ISBN-13 9781869507718
ISBN-10 1869507711
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 1 April 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Challinor, Deborah
Category Anzac Day Books
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian history: Vietnam War
American history: Vietnam War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Military Life & Institutions
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 740g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Psychological aspects, Veterans - New Zealand, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Veterans - New Zealand
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 959.70433930922
Catalogue Code 61793

Description of this Book

We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldiering, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.

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Author's Bio

Deborah Challinor is a writer and historian living in Hamilton, author of the bestselling historical trilogy Tamar, White Feathers and Blue Smoke, the number one bestsellers Union Belle, Kitty, Fire and Amber, and several non-fiction titles, including Grey Ghosts. She has a PhD in New Zealand history, and in the past has won the RNZRSA Military Studies Scholarship and a research internship at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. She has taught courses at the University of Waikato on the New Zealand Wars, and on how to research and write New Zealand historical fiction. She has also written extensively for the Waikato Times.

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