Born to Lead?: Portraits of New Zealand Commanders
Glyn Harper, Joel Hayward
Exisle Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages
Is there a distinctive style of New Zealand command? An examination of New Zealand military commanders and the style of New Zealand command is long overdue, and this superb new book now fills the gap. Glyn Harper, Joel Hayward and a team of top military historians profile the most important commanders in New Zealand history, both Maori and Pakeha, from the nineteenth century to the recent past. Each writer is an expert on the commander concerned, with the subjects drawn from all three arms of the defence forces: Army, Navy and Air Force. The commanders profiled are: Alexander Godley, Andrew Russell, Edward Chaylor, Keith Park, Bernard Freyberg, Howard Kippenberger, Peter Phipps, Harold Barrowclough, Arthur Coningham, Leonard Thornton, Maori Battalion commanders and commanders of the infantry battalions of the 2nd New Zealand Division.
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23 Battalion 2nd New Zealand action Air Force airfield Allied ANZAC appointed Armoured artillery attack Auckland Australian Awatere Barrowclough Battalion battalion commanders battle Bernard Freyberg British campaign career Cassino casualties Chaytor Christopher Pugsley combat command style commanding officers Coningham Crete decision Defence Force divisional effective enemy experience fighting forward Freyberg Gaiana Gallipoli German Glyn Harper Godley Godley’s headquarters Howard Kippenberger Joel Hayward Keith Park Kippenberger’s leader leadership Lieutenant Colonel Major General Sir Maleme Maori Battalion military history Mounted Rifles Naval NZDF NZEF Official History operations organisation Park personnel Phipps position Regiment role Royal Russell’s Second World Second World War senior officers squadrons staff officer style of command subordinates success tactical tanks task Tebaga Gap Thornton took troops units Wellington wounded Zealand Army Zealand commanders Zealand Corps Zealand Defence Force Zealand Division Zealand Expeditionary Force Zealand Military Zealand soldiers