Title: New Zealand Engineers, Middle East [Series ...
Publisher: War History Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand
Publication Date: 1961
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Poor
Edition: First Edition.
This copy has the dustwrapper covered in an untidy, messy fashion with laminated silver plastic and masking tape. The plastic laminate is also adhering to the endpapers and boards. Also with a large 6" cut to the front panel of the dust wrapper. ; xvi, 774,  pages + frontispiece + plates + 7 folding colour maps + 42 in-text maps. Original red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 212 x 136mm. This copy with a presentation slip loosely included: "Presented to 447982 Sapper R. W. Gibb by The Government of New Zealand in recognition of his service with New Zealand Engineers, Middle East in the Second World War, 1939-45". Also with several rubber name stamps of R. W. Gibb. Contents: Foreword; Preface; 'With the Rank and Pay of a Sapper'; The First Offensive; In the Lee of the Storm; The Campaign in Greece; The Campaign in Crete; Non-Divisional Engineer Units in Middle East and England, June-December 1941; The Crusader Campaign; A Miscellany of Work; The Western Desert Railway, January - June 1942; Neap Tide in Egypt; Behind the Retreat, June - October 1942; The Turn of the Tide; High Tide in Tripolitania, December 1942 - January 1943; Behind the Advance, October 1942 - February 1943; Flood Tide in Tunisia, March - May 1943; Reorganisation; The Italian Winter Line; Cassino; 14 Forestry Company in Italy; Advance to Florence; The Advance to the Savio River; To the Senio; To Ronchi; 'Battled Fields No More'; Appendices; Roll of Honour; Summary of Casualties; Honours and Awards; Commanders, New Zealand Engineers, 2 NZEF; Index. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 12123
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