Our WW100 Speaker Series continues on Thursday 22nd October at 6pm when Professor Glyn Harper visits Central Library Peterborough to talk about his recent book Johnny Enzed: The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War 1914-1918.
Glyn is Professor of War studies at Massey University and has published extensively on New Zealand's twentieth century military history, including a number of books on the First World War and children's books.
Johnny Enzed is part of New Zealand's official First World War Centenary History and is an in depth social history of our soldiers in the war. It takes a comprehensive look at what everyday life was like for them in Egypt and Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in Palestine, plus their experiences on voyages to the different fronts and during training in New Zealand and the UK. Many topics are covered including gas attacks and what happened to the wounded, food and smoking, and swearing.
In the talk Glyn will provide a flavour of the book, helping to bring to life the diverse experiences that New Zealanders went through during the war.
- Find out more about Christchurch City Libraries' WW100 centenary commemorations
- Take a look at a 2005 interview with Glyn from our Kids' site