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1916 : dig for victory / author, David Hair.

By: Hair, David, 1965- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Kiwis at warbook 3: Description: 303 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781775432784; 1775432785.Other title: Nineteen-sixteen.Subject(s): New Zealand. Army. Pioneer Battalion -- Children's fiction | World War, 1914-1918 -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | War stories.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: "They barely know each other, Māori and Pakeha, traumatized veterans and wide-eyed new recruits, thrown together from all corners of New Zealand, a country so young it barely conceives of itself as a nation. But they've arrived in a war like no other: the Great War, a maelstrom of fire, poison gas, artillery, and newly created weapons like aircraft and tanks. They're armed only with their picks and shovels. They are the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion, they're going to dig their way into history, yard by yard"--Publisher's information.
List(s) this item appears in: NZ Childrens Book Awards 2017 | Hawera Reading Vine
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

As we Otago lads have only enough men for two squadrons, the General has decided that we are to be merged with the incoming Maori contingents to form a new battalion. Our new battalion will be Pioneers, doing behind-the-lines work: building barracks, railroads, roads and trenches. As you can imagine, Father, were not happywe want to fight, not dig holes. When Leith McArran signed up to fight in a war half a world away, little did he know that he and his fellow Dunedin Scots would end up shovelling dirt with Maori lads from home. Nor did he know that hed become best mates with a young orphan named Tamati Baines, who is haunted by nightmares of steel serpents and blood-red butterfliesvisions that might save them from a secret enemyor get them both killed.

Novel for young adults.

"They barely know each other, Māori and Pakeha, traumatized veterans and wide-eyed new recruits, thrown together from all corners of New Zealand, a country so young it barely conceives of itself as a nation. But they've arrived in a war like no other: the Great War, a maelstrom of fire, poison gas, artillery, and newly created weapons like aircraft and tanks. They're armed only with their picks and shovels. They are the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion, they're going to dig their way into history, yard by yard"--Publisher's information.

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