Author(s): Garrie Hutchinson
There are more than 30,000 New Zealand men and women, casualties of the two world wars, buried in cemeteries and named on memorials around the world. From Gallipoli to the Western Front, Palestine and the Middle East, Greece, Crete, Italy, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, New Zealanders have fought and died for their country. On a journey through time and place, Garrie Hutchinson takes you to these foreign battlefields, revealing their past and present. With GPS co-ordinates, written descriptions, maps and handy hints, and illustrated with exquisite photography throughout, Pilgrimage is a practical and up-to-date travel companion intertwined with a rich and elegantly told history. For those interested in visiting the battlefields and cemeteries in person, and others wanting to simply read about the story of New Zealanders in the two World Wars, Pilgrimage is a timely and touching reminder of the impact New Zealand soldiers made in the global arena of war, and their legacy that lasts today.
Garrie Hutchinson is an experienced Australian writer who has authored and edited over 30 books including the highly successful, Not Going to Vietnam and Pilgrimage: A Traveller's Guide to Australia's Battlefields. Combining his vast military knowledge with his own travel experiences, Garrie takes his readers on journeys around the world uncovering the history of the great wars and those that fought in them.