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Won by the Spade


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Forewords Acknowledgements: Royal New Zealand Engineers Charitable Trust Author Notes on usage 1 1500-1860s: Maori Military Engineering 2 1840s-1870s: Royal Engineers in New Zealand 3 1870s-1900s: Rise of the New Zealand Engineer 4 First World War-1930s: Territorial Engineers and the Great War Sapper 5 Second World War: Mobilized Works in New Zealand and Pacific Defence 6 Second World War: Combat Engineering 7 1950s-1960s: Desert to Jungle 8 1970s-1980s: Inward Looking 9 1990s-2000s: Peace and Terror 10 2010s: Ubiquitous in Afghanistan and Iraq Conclusion Appendices: 1. Died in Service 2. Senior Appointments 3. Awards and Honours 4. NZ Engineer Units and Formations 5. New Zealanders in other Military Engineer Forces 6. The Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers Glossary Notes Bibliography Index

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Peter Cooke specialises in New Zealand military history and industrial heritage, having written a dozen books to date. He edits two NZ military history periodicals, lobbies for defence heritage sites under threat and runs field trips to local battle sites. He lives in central Wellington.

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