New Zealand Military Books
Specialists in Great War and World War Two New Zealand Official Histories
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First Editions or Reprints?
Some of the Great War NZEF texts have been reprinted in the UK as paperbacks. These are published by Naval & Military. They are of very good quality. We do not stock these paper back reprints as we are specialists in the original editions.


Well, it is from these originals that we derive such pleasure. These books have often been owned by Returned Men or their families. These books feel "comfortable, personal".

Prices vary considerably with quality, but some of the reprints are now as expensive as some of the originals!
Things to consider before you buy....

Dust jackets (Wrappers): These are very rare on most Great War texts, more common on WWII books. However, the quality of paper at the end of the Second World War was poor, and it is becoming increasingly hard to find very good WWII dust jackets. With the exception of the four Great War campaign volumes, a jacket on any other 1st NZEF official history is going to dramatically increase the book's value (and price).

Condition of the Book: Don't be confused by our abbreviations! Ask the dealer to explain some of the words used. We can always e-mail a scan/photo as a jpeg file showing the book or any part of it.

Maps: This is very important. Some copies will not contain a full set of maps. Always check with the dealer. Texts with incomplete maps should be much cheaper than full texts.

Buying From New Zealand Military Books
Obviously we believe you should buy from us! But here is what we offer.....

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Competetive Prices: The New Zealand dollar varies against all major currencies, but traditionally is low against the US dollar, Euro, Sterling and so on

Free insurance: We insure all our books at our expense.

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