Author(s): David Filer
A highly readable account of one of the most crucial battles New Zealand armed forces have been involved in. Questions some reputations and will undoubtedly be controversial.
David Filer has been involved in telling stories about New Zealand's history for more than 30 years. He has written two books on the New Zealand experience in the Second World War, Kiwis in Khaki and Home and Away. He wrote the captions and did the picture research for the 2006 illustrated edition of Michael King's Penguin History of New Zealand. He has also worked as a researcher and writer on a number of major television series, including Freyberg VC, Our People, Our Century and Frontier of Dreams, along with many individual documentaries. His most recent publications are Painting the Frontier: The Art of New Zealand's Pioneers and Man's Best Friend: A Celebration of New Zealand's Dogs. He lives in Wellington.