Author(s): Christopher Pugsley
This is a story of New Zealand's involvement in two forgotten wars as seen through the personal accounts of the New Zealanders, both men and women who were there. It is an unknown story of New Zealand's first significant contact with Asia and one which shaped New Zealand's understanding, as well as having a critical impact on the structure and role of the New Zealand Armed Forces for the second half of the twentieth century.
"This is by far the best history of these events and it provides not only a welcome and overdue record but also some interesting conclusions. From Emergency to Confrontation is well written, illustrated, and referenced... This is a book that will appeal not only to the military historian but also the general reader interested in New Zealand's role and relationship with Asia and the development of the country's armed forces"--History