First in Arms

Author(s): Murray Moorhead

New Zealand | History

"Against a rich background of survival, hardship and pent-up dissatisfaction with the British handling of Maori, the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers fought not only the enemy but their own fears as their British protectors' focus made them easy targets. Confused and angry they struggled to drag themselves together as a unit. These brave men and boys ...earned the right to have the words 'New Zealand' displayed with honour on their regimental flag. This 'battle honour' and their motto Primus in Armis (First in arms) awarded in recognition of their stand at Waireka, made the Taranaki Rifle Volunteer Corps the first New Zealand military unit to see action, in a conflict that scars the nation to this day."--Back cover.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877365041
  • : Zenith Publishing
  • : Zenith Publishing
  • : 0.0
  • : January 2004
  • : 246mm X 169mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Murray Moorhead
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : very good
  • : 374
  • : b&w photos