First World War bibliography

We list here some general sources for those wishing to read more about New Zealand's First World War experience.

A comprehensive bibliography of books, articles and theses relating to New Zealand’s role in the First World War has been compiled by Tim Shoebridge and can be downloaded here (pdf document).

Websites

Print publications

  • Paul Baker, King and country call: New Zealanders, conscription and the Great War, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1988
  • John Crawford (ed.), The Devil’s own war: the First World War diary of Brigadier-General Herbert Hart, 2nd edition, Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2009
  • John Crawford and Ian McGibbon (eds), New Zealand’s Great War: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War, Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2007
  • Steven Eldred-Grigg, The great wrong war: New Zealand society in WW1, Random House, Auckland, 2010
  • Damien Fenton, with Caroline Lord, Gavin McLean and Tim Shoebridge, New Zealand and the First World War 1914-1919, Penguin Books, Auckland, 2013
  • Andrew Francis, ‘To be truly British we must be anti-German’: New Zealand, enemy aliens and the Great War experiences, 1914-1919, Peter Lang, Oxford, 2012
  • Glyn Harper, Dark journey: three key New Zealand battles of the Western Front, HarperCollins, Auckland, 2007
  • Glyn Harper (ed.), Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand soldiers write home, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2011
  • Terry Kinloch, The Devil’s horsemen: in the words of the Anzacs in the Middle East 1916–19, Exisle, Auckland, 2007
  • Steven Loveridge, Call to arms: New Zealand society and commitment to the Great War, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2014
  • Andrew Macdonald, On my way to the Somme: New Zealanders and the bloody offensive of 1916, HarperCollins, Auckland, 2005
  • Andrew Macdonald, Passchendaele: the anatomy of a tragedy, HarperCollins, Auckland, 2013
  • Ian McGibbon (ed.), The Oxford companion to New Zealand military history, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000
  • Gavin McLean, The white ships: New Zealand's First World War hospital ships, New Zealand Ship & Marine Society, Wellington, 2013
  • Christopher Pugsley, Gallipoli: the New Zealand story, Penguin, Auckland, reprinted 2008
  • Christopher Pugsley, On the fringe of hell: New Zealanders and military discipline in the First World War, Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1991
  • Christopher Pugsley, The ANZAC experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War, Reed, Auckland, 2004
  • Wayne Stack and Barry O’Sullivan, The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I, Men-at-Arms No. 473, Osprey Publishing, Oxford (UK), 2012
  • Richard Stowers, Bloody Gallipoli: the New Zealanders’ story, David Bateman, Auckland, 2005
  • Jane Tolerton, An awfully big adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories, Penguin Books, Auckland, 2013
  • Jane Tolerton, Ettie: a life of Ettie Rout, Penguin, Auckland, 1992
  • Jock Vennell, The forgotten general: New Zealand’s World War I commander, Major-General Sir Andrew Russell, Allen & Unwin, Auckland, 2011
  • Matthew Wright, Shattered glory: the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front, Penguin, Auckland, 2010
  • Matthew Wright, Western Front: the New Zealand Division in the First World War, 1916-18, Reed Books, Auckland, 2005

Downloadable archival sources (pdfs)

A comprehensive bibliography of books, articles and theses relating to New Zealand’s role in the First World War has been compiled by Tim Shoebridge and can be downloaded here (pdf document).

How to cite this page

'First World War bibliography', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/first-world-war-bibliography, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 8-Dec-2015