Author(s): Barry O'Sullivan
This book is a military collectors dream. An extensive photographic reference of equipment used by the New Zealand Army from 1910-1945. Equipment from operational deployments in Samoa, Gallipoli, France, Belgium, Palestine, Home Service, Egypt, Pacific, North Africa and Italy. Over 500 photos! Specials included will be never before published photos and information on: 1911 Pattern great coat carrier; 1911 Pattern ammunition pouches; Special binoculars; WWI machine gunners equipment. The aim of this book is to: a) Fill a void in reference material relating to equipment used by the New Zealand Armed forces between 1910 and 1945; b) To show, with photographs, individual items that were used by NZ Troops. c) To aid in identifying and dating surviving examples of equipment. This book will be of special importance to museums, students of NZ history, militaria collectors, historical societies, auction houses, antique dealers, film and television producers and internet traders. Some of the equipment detailed will be ? Sam Browne Equipment, 1911 Pattern Web Set, Mills Modified Equipment, water bottles, helmets, packs, belts, firearms and bayonets. Other details included are kit lists and troop movements. With over 500 items photographed and with 50 previously unpublished historic photographs this book will be the first point of reference detailing NZ Army Personal Equipment.