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By Crosby, Ron
* Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites his seminal The Musket Wars on a thematic basis, simplifying it to a concise wo...rk full of maps and illustrations for the general reader.Read more
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* Seminal work on the wars that ravaged New Zealand after first European contact * Lays bare how muskets and introduced foods upset a centuries-old tribal balance * Superbly illustrated with historic photographs and innovative maps (32 pages of colour)
In mid-winter 1944, massive infantry losses were incurred at Cassino. What is not widely known is that Kiwi & Indian engineers created an opportunity to outflank Cassino through the construction of a road carved into the hills above the German encampment. The failings of army hei...rarchy let the Kiwi troops down, and the result was defeat a few days later. Ron Crosby provides insight into a fewat of Kiwi wartime bravery not previously written about.Read more
By Ogle, Nigel; Crosby, Ron
A rough paddock with a tired, mossy monument today marks the site of a hugely significant battle between Maori and Pakeha.
In July 1868 South Taranaki cheif Titokowaru indicated his toughening attitude toward European settlement in his territory by attacking the small military... redoubt at Turuturu Mokai.
That battle led to a campaign where Maori and Pakeha fought some of the most desperate and violent battles of the New Zealand WarsRead more
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