The Resource Fit to fight : compulsory military training and national service in New Zealand 1949-72, P.D.F. Cooke

Fit to fight : compulsory military training and national service in New Zealand 1949-72, P.D.F. Cooke

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Fit to fight : compulsory military training and national service in New Zealand 1949-72
Title
Fit to fight
Title remainder
compulsory military training and national service in New Zealand 1949-72
Statement of responsibility
P.D.F. Cooke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What do Colin Meads and Carmen have in common? Or Barry Brickell, Jim Bolger, John Hawkesby, Paul Reeves and Witi Ihimaera? They all took part in compulsory military training (CMT). Just four years after the greatest war the planet had witnessed, New Zealand thought it was going to have to do it all again. As the Cold War brewed over ideology and atom bombs, New Zealand determined to play its part in collective security. People argued over how to raise the necessary force but the country willingly adopted Compulsory Military Training. Young men were registered, examined and forced to learn basic Army, Navy or Air Force skills. In this ground-- breaking study, military historian Peter Cooke follows these men through the process of being given a number, called up and regimented. The voices of over 830 trainees are heard as they fill out Labour Department forms, try for a postponement and shuffle into barracks. We witness them getting shouted at, broken -- and begrudging the discipline, discomfort and NCOs. But then over three months we see them emerging as confident, disciplined cogs in a machine. In almost a quarter century, around 100,000 young New Zealand men were trained in CMT and National Service. This was felt to be essential at the time and, thankfully, the men were never sent to war. Instead, they came out of it with something unexpected, something they've harboured for life - and were keen to reveal." --Publisher's information
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
355.223630993
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Fit to fight : compulsory military training and national service in New Zealand 1949-72, P.D.F. Cooke
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Fit to fight : compulsory military training and national service in New Zealand 1949-72, P.D.F. Cooke
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 566-608) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / R. R. Jones -- Introduction -- Part one: Compulsory military training (1. The civil military obligation ; 2. The CMT debate, 1948-49 ; 3. The Military Training Act 1949 ; 4. The Army takes over ; 5. Heyday of CMT ; 6. Memories of CMT ; 7. Air Force CMT ; 8. 'CNRs': the Navy's CMT ; 9. End of CMT) -- Part two: National service (10. The Golden Kiwi army ; 11. Training the NSmen -- 12. Memories of National Service ; 13. End of compulsion) -- Conclusion: 1949-72 -- Appendices (1. The New Zealand Defence Service Medal ; 2. Died whilst in service ; 3. Postponement committees and members ; 4. CMT legislation [Military Training Act 1949 and amendments (summary of)] ; National Military Service Act 1961 and amendments (summary of)] ; 5. CMT/NS questionnaire)
  • Tables (Department of Labour: Compulsory Military Training ; 2. Army Compulsory Military Training intakes ; 3. Royal New Zealand Air Force Compulsory Military Training intakes ; 4. Royal New Zealand Navy Compulsory Military Training intakes ; 5. Department of Labour statistics: National Service ; 6. National Service ballots: numbers ; 7. National Service ballots: birthdates ; 8. National Service intakes ; 9. Output of National Servicemen 1960-72 ; 10. Conscientious objectors ; 11. Registration / Service numbers ; 12. CMT / National Service at a glance)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 566-608) and index. Just four years after the greatest war the planet had witnessed, New Zealand thought it was going to have to do it all again. People argued over how to raise the necessary force but the country willingly adopted Compulsory Military Training. Young men were registered, examined and forced to learn basic Army, Navy or Air Force skills. In this ground-- breaking study, military historian Peter Cooke follows these men through the process of being given a number, called up and regimented
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14742863
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30 cm.
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Extent
631 pages
Isbn
9781877378799
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations (chiefly color), maps
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  • (Sirsi) a1674591
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