Waikato Troopers: History of the Waikato Mounted Rifles
The history includes: The Waikato War of 1863-64; the Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Hamilton Cavalry Volunteers; Waikato troopers in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and the First World War 1914-19, including the Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine campaigns; The buildup to and the Second World War 1939-45, including a history of the Divisional Cavalry (Div Cav) during the Second World War; Post-war history and recent peacekeeping roles.
The book covers extensively both war and peacetime activities of the Waikato Mounted Rifles, the longest-serving military unit in New Zealand.
The Waikato Mounted Rifles unit is still in existence today and is the only Army unit based in the Waikato.
The hardback book comprises 320 A4 pages and contains 360 brilliant photographs - nearly all of which are previously unpublished. The book is worth purchasing just for the photographs alone - many of which are double-paged. There are also 11 maps.
Also included in the book: History of the Waikato Mounted Rifles (Past and Present) Association; Comprehensive lists of serving members from 1860 to the present day (approximately 4000 names), many with personal details; Lists of ALL killed and wounded in the First World War; Illustrations and descriptions of Waikato Mounted Rifles badges. A must for families of recipients, genealogists, historians, collectors etc.
Foreword provided by Lieutenant-General Jerry Mateparae, at the time the Chief of the Defence Force.
Dimensions: 210mm x 290mm.