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Karl Hanssen's Memoirs of his Wartime Experiences in Samoa and New Zealand 1915-1916

James N. Bade

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ISBN 10: 3631667280 / ISBN 13: 9783631667286
Published by Peter Gmbh Lang Feb 2016, 2016
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Neuware - Karl Hanssen's memoirs provide an invaluable outsider's view of life in New Zealand prisons and a unique perspective on German Samoa under New Zealand occupation. In October 1915, Hanssen, manager of the DHPG, a large German copra production company, was sent from Samoa to New Zealand to serve a six-month sentence imposed by a New Zealand military court for bypassing war censorship regulations. He served his sentence in a number of prisons in New Zealand, including two months in the high-security prison, Mt Eden. Hanssen's memoirs - in English translation and in the original German - are made available for the first time in this edition, which also features photos from his Samoan album and a comprehensive introduction by Bronwyn Chapman on the historical and political background. 214 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783631667286

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Title: Karl Hanssen's Memoirs of his Wartime ...

Publisher: Peter Gmbh Lang Feb 2016

Publication Date: 2016

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Karl Hanssen’s memoirs provide an invaluable outsider’s view of life in New Zealand prisons and a unique perspective on German Samoa under New Zealand occupation. In October 1915, Hanssen, manager of the DHPG, a large German copra production company, was sent from Samoa to New Zealand to serve a six-month sentence imposed by a New Zealand military court for bypassing war censorship regulations. He served his sentence in a number of prisons in New Zealand, including two months in the high-security prison, Mt Eden.
Hanssen’s memoirs – in English translation and in the original German – are made available for the first time in this edition, which also features photos from his Samoan album and a comprehensive introduction by Bronwyn Chapman on the historical and political background.

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James N. Bade is Professor of German at the University of Auckland and is Director of the Research Centre for New Zealand and the Pacific at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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