[Marxism] NZ and World War 1

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 19:18:03 MDT 2014


Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of NZ's declaration of war on
Germany and entry into World War One.

See:

Gallipoli invasion: a dirty and bloody business
<http://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/gallipoli-invasion-a-dirty-and-bloody-business/>

Stevan Eldred-Grigg's 'The Great Wrong War: NZ society and WWI'
<http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/stevan-eldred-griggs-the-great-wrong-war-nz-society-and-ww1/>

Empty Garden: Wellington's National War Memorial Park
<http://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/empty-garden-wellingtons-national-war-memorial-park/>

New Zeaalnd's ruling elite had long cast covetous eyes over chunks of the
South Pacific, but they usually lost out to bigger imperialist fish.  WW1,
however, allowed them to invade German-ruled Samoa and take it over for
nearly 50 years.

See:

Samoa: what New Zealand did:
http://rdln.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/samoa-what-new-zealand-did/

Phil



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