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The Resource War Blacks, Matt Elliott

War Blacks, Matt Elliott

Label
War Blacks
Title
War Blacks
Statement of responsibility
Matt Elliott
Title variation
War Blacks
Title variation remainder
extraordinary story of New Zealand's World War I All Blacks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the extraordinary story of New Zealand's national sport and The Great War, and the effect each had on the other. Rugby and war have played major roles in the forging of a national New Zealand identity. This is the story of where both met, on the hot sands of Egypt and the muddy fields of Britain and France during World War I. War Blacks presents for the first time the stories of more than 90 men who had been, were, or would be All Blacks and their 1914-18 wartime service, wearing the double silver fern of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force or the badges of other nations. While first-class and senior rugby in New Zealand came to a halt as the war progressed - "fit to play, fit to fight" - the game played an important role in the recreation and morale of our troops. The mighty rivalry between the All Blacks and the Springboks can be traced to this period. When the "Invincibles" were touring the Northern Hemisphere in 1924-25, the ex-soldiers in the team made a point of visiting the battlefields they had fought on only a few years earlier, as well as the graves of their fallen comrades. Arguably the most famous of the New Zealand player-soldiers was Dave Gallaher, captain of the Originals All Blacks in 1905, who lost his life in 1917 at Passchendaele. He was one of 13 All Blacks killed in action during WWI. Others were wounded and left suffering the effects of active service for the rest of their lives. But amongst those who played after the war was Maurice Brownlie, one of the greatest forwards the game has seen. War Blacks is the moving - and at times humorous - story of our national sport and The Great War, and the effect each had on the other
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NZ1
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Elliott, Matt
Dewey number
940.41293
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • All Blacks (Rugby team)
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
War Blacks, Matt Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
49852450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781775541110
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781775541110
  • (Sirsi) i9781775541110
Label
War Blacks, Matt Elliott
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
49852450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781775541110
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781775541110
  • (Sirsi) i9781775541110

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