Living with High Explosives : The 1st New Zealand Light Trench Mortar Battery 1916-1918

Author(s): Sloane, Keith

New Zealand | World War I

The history of the 1st NZ Light Trench Mortar Battery, 1916-1918 on the Western Front. Daily, weekly record of 232 soldiers of the 1/NZ Light Trench Mortar Battery. Battle stories, deaths, wounded soldiers, honours awarded, sports played, individual soldier stories, good and bad. Ex Royal Navy absconders, school boy death, deserter never found.

Inscribed by author on half title

Product Information

Keith Sloane, born in 1951, attended Whangerei Boys' High and became a land surveyor in 1970. He contributed to local history publications such as History of Epsom (2006). This is his first book.

Authors Notes; Glossary; Bound for the Western Front. Formation of the Light Trench Mortars; To the Somme; The Battle of Morval; Tough Times on the Lys; Another New Year - 1917; Messines; La Basse-Ville; Passchendaele - Hell on Earth; Lull Before the Storm & Rugby; Return to the Somme; Hun on the Run; Appendices, A 1st Light Trench Mortar Battery List, B Battery Statistics, C Old Soldiers, D Headstones, E Honours, F Citations, G Sports Results, H Ken Nicol death inquiry, I No 2 Officer Cadet Battalion - Pembroke College - Cambridge 1918, J Photograph acknowledgments; Selected bibliography; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780473279042
  • : Sloane Books NZ
  • : Sloane Books NZ
  • : 1.18
  • : June 2014
  • : 265mm X 190mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sloane, Keith
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 386
  • : 300+ illustrations including 46 coloured WWI headstones