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Secret History of New Zealand Soldiers in WWII

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of handwritten notes, original and photocopied newspaper clippings, printed articles and three copies of LC’s unpublished work under the titles of ‘Under the Guns’ and ‘Cannon Fodder’. Topics include soldier morale, admiration for comrades, Mussolini and Italian fascism, women in the work force, entertainment and general troop welfare (e.g. the Y.M.C.A.). The publication date range is c. 1940-1999. The subject matter includes “The Great War” suggesting a date range from c. 1914 through until 1999.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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