World War, 1939-1945
Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:
Contains an unpublished piece of work titled ‘The Living and the Dead’ by LC and the published work of ‘The reactivation of post-traumatic stress disorder in later life’ by A. D. Macleod (Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 28, 626-634, 1994). Topics include remembrance, recollection, grappling with death and post-traumatic stress. Includes WWII and WWII dates in the subject matter, along with veterans’ experiences post-war resulting in a date range of 1914-1994.
Contains a newspaper obituary for singer and actress, Irena Anders who died in November 29, 2010, aged 90. Anders’ performances for the Polish Army in WWII, were known for their morale boosting qualities. The obituary is from the Dominion post, December 11, 2010, p A25.
Lost Voice - H.W. (Harold) Gretton
Contains the original and a photocopy of a Victoria University Department of Anthropology welcoming and lamenting waiata in both Maori and translated into English. The translation is accompanied with comments and annotations about its use with the Maori Battalion in WWII. It appears that the document was given to LC by Bernie Kernot [?]. The original copy was published May 1968 and the translation was done September 1970.
Maoris [sic] in the Military
A collection of handwritten notes and newspaper clippings. Most of the articles focus on ensuring that Maori Battalion experiences are given attention when discussing New Zealand’s involvement in WWII. Some attention paid to the Maori attitude towards war in general and references to Tu Matauenga (god of war) are noted. Some demographics included in the handwritten notes. Publication date range is 1945-2008. Subject matter date range is 1910-2008.
A series of correspondence between LC and Mark Hanson of Auckland. There is some focus on Portuguese revolutionary songs but most attention is paid to William (Bill) Patterson, Hanson’s Uncle-in-law. Included is Patterson’s response to the publication of ‘Myth and Reality: The New Zealand Soldier in World War Two’ by John McLeod. The correspondence between LC and Hanson occurred in 2003. The correspondence between Hanson and Patterson occurred in 1986.
Contains the invitation, order of service and a newspaper clipping about the May 28 2007 ‘A Friend in Need’ Memorial Day service at Old St Paul’s, Wellington. The service consisted of hymns, prayers and the opening of an exhibition. The example of Florence Small is used when recounting the relationships between ‘yank’ soldiers and New Zealand women during WWII. The publication dates all appear to be in 2007. The subject matter date range is c. 1942-2007.
Misc. WW 2
Morale Notes 4
Contains two drafted chapters of an unknown piece of writing titled ‘Sexual Fantasy’ and ‘Problems of Social control in 2NZEF’ with a WWII time frame (c. 1939-1945). Also included are a series of photocopied diary entries, at least one of which is attributed to Bert Shepherd. The diaries range from 1942-1944. The date of the drafts are unknown, however the subject matter of all the folder documents is c. 1916-1980.
Narratives, 1944 - 1988
Nat. Archives Illus.
NZ War Songs
Contains a section of writing titled ‘3. Military Newspapers’, along with handwritten notes. Of what publication the chapter is a part of is unknown. The subject matter date range is c. 1915-1945.
A record of soldiers’ wages from 1938 to 1947. The pay is presented columns of pounds, shillings and pence. Also included is a tutorial for the card game ‘Forty-Fives’.
Contains the single newspaper clipping of Earnes, David, ‘Heavy Skies and a Heavy Heart’, The New Zealand Herald, August 20 2007, p A5. The article focuses on the account of bomber command veteran Bill Bridget, who discusses how the relatively slim survival chances made flight crews superstitious and inclined to engage in pre-flight rituals. The subject matter date range is c. 1939-2007.
Contains the single publication of Trevelyn, Raleigh, Rome ’44, the Battle for the Eternal City, (London: Seeker & Warburg, 1981). Selected sections include the index, the appendices and the acknowledgements/sources/notes. Also included at the end are pages 254-255 and 234-235. Of the selected areas, the subject matter date range is 1943-1944.
Contains a single, double-sided page. One side is a series of handwritten notes about Russell Clark. His participation in WWII, his career and his obituary information. The other side is a copy of ‘Frontier Signage’ with editing. Publication dates are unknown. The subject matter range is 1942-1966.
Secret History of New Zealand Soldiers in WWII
Seeger, 1929 - 1945
'Soldier Songs' Talk
Songs of Gunner Inglorious
The Songs we Sang
“The Songs We Sang. Red White & Navy Blue, Aiwa Saida, My Africa Star, Saida Bint, Rolling Wheels, The Good Ship Venus, My A. 25, The Army in Fiji, The Fighting Kiwi, Monowai Side, This is my Story, The Qartermaster’s Store, The Trentham Blues, The Veteran’s Reply – Little Miss Muffet March, The Lousy Lance Corporal, Isa Lei, The Battle of Coconut Grove, Lili Marlene, Castelfrentano, Mama, Dugout in Matruh, Maori Battalion. All from ‘Kiwi L.P.s’ LA-3 & LA-6."
TV - New Zealanders at War
U.S. Soldier Shows
Contains a U.S. Naval Academy Band performance schedule for 1987-1988, a newspaper advertisement for ‘Stage Door Canteen’ an album of WWII songs, and printed sheet music of songs used at soldier shows. The music included is often light-hearted and humorous. Both the publication and subject matter date ranges are 1943-1988.