Across the Sea to War
Australian and New Zealand Troop Convoys from 1865 Through Two World Wars to Korea and Vietnam
By (author) Peter Plowman
Across the Sea to War by Peter Plowman
Book DescriptionAustralia and New Zealand have a proud record of sending troops overseas to fight for Great Britain when conflicts have arisen over the years. This book chronicles the transporting of these troops by ship to overseas destinations, starting with the Sudan Campaign in 1865, which was followed by participation in the Boer War at the turn of the century. This is a story that has never been told before, about an aspect of war that has been largely overlooked by military historians. However, without the convoys, the outcome of the entire war would have been very different. This is far more than a book about ships, or the war in general. It is a very different, yet highly compelling story of men thrust into dangerous situations, who coped with daily life with the courage and humour that was typical of the average soldier. The book will be an essential addition to the library of anyone with an interest in military history, naval history, maritime history, the Second World War, or the great liners of the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781877058066
(155mm x 230mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Rosenberg Publishing
Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: Australia
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Wanganella, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Peter Plowman
The aftermath of World War I saw just one Huddart Packer liner crossing the Tasman until the advent of Wanganella in 1933. After the war Wanganella eventually returned to trans Tasman crossing. Illustrated with photographs, this title tells the story of the liners operating across the Tasman from 1879.
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Author Biography - Peter Plowman
Peter Plowman is a noted maritime researcher and writer, having had five books published in Australia over the past twenty years. His first books detailed the history of Australian and New Zealand Passenger Ships from 1875 to 1980.
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