Koe Kau To'a Na'anau Poletau: Valiant Volunteers : Soldiers from Tonga in the Great War (freight charges may apply)

Author(s): Christine Liava'a


At the beginning of the Great War, 1914-1918, the British Empire rallied to Lord Kitchener's call to arms. British men in Tonga, a protectorate of Britain, although never part of the Empire, heeded his call and enlisted in the Australian and New Zealand forces. Some Tongan men joined them. This book, KoeKauTo'aNa'anauPoletau. Valiant Volunteers. Soldiers from Tonga in the Great War, lists the names of these men with their military details, family information, awards, and their deaths. Many photographs are included. An overview of their service and a chronology of events are also given. KoeKauTo'aNa'anauPoletau continues Christine Liava'a's series of genealogical and historical books dealing with those who served in the Great War from the Pacific region, which began with QaraviNa'iTavi. They Did their Duty. Soldiers from Fiji in the Great War. She has produced a valuable source of information about individuals and families in Tonga, New Zealand, and Australia, which will be of great interest to genealogists, military historians, and others with an interest in the history of Tonga.


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General Fields

  • : 9781877332920
  • : Polygraphia Ltd
  • : Polygraphia Ltd
  • : 0.3
  • : March 2011
  • : 255mm X 200mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : May 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christine Liava'a
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.39612
  • : 71
  • : Colour and black and white photographs