Author(s): Tony Williams
ANZACS is the story of the reality of war as told by 24 New Zealanders who have experienced if. These are tales of human courage, resourcefulness and resilience - and sometimes humour - but also of broken bodies, crushed spirits, violence and death.
The men and women who share their experiences served as infantrymen, artillerymen, commandos, air force pilots and crew, marines and naval officers, nurses, medics and chaplains. The Second World War veterans served in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, while others fought in the later wars in Korea and Vietnam.
This book also includes stories of New Zealanders who fought with the Italian resistance and the British, Australian and American forces. Some describe, in disturbing detail, their experiences in prisoner of war camps in Europe and Japan. The account of a Jewish Holocaust survivor who has made her home in New Zealand makes particularly compelling reading,