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The Second World War at home

  • Page 1 – The Second World War at home

    Nearly one and half million people spent the Second World War at home in New Zealand. For most, life changed: families and relationships were disrupted, government directives

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  • Page 6 – In dissent

    New Zealanders who publicly opposed the war were in a very small minority. They came from two main groups: communists and pacifists.

  • Page 8 – Interviewees

    This feature is based on the book by Alison Parr Home: Civilian New Zealanders remember the Second World War published by the Penguin Group in 2010.

War in the Pacific

  • Page 5 – Soldier's stories

    New Zealanders who served in the Pacific War had diverse experiences. They were involved in fighting in the jungle, some spent time in Japanese prisoner of war camps, others

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  • Page 5 - Soldier's storiesNew Zealanders who served in the Pacific War had diverse experiences. They were involved in fighting in the jungle, some spent time in Japanese prisoner of war camps, others took

The North African Campaign

The Battle for Crete

Korean War

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