by Peter Norman
Bowstring Press Greytown 2003, softcover 104 pages, Black and white illustrations. Available from P. Norman, Drummind Cottage 157 West Street, Greytown.
Reviewed by Paul Harrison February 2004
The life-story of the author’s father, Edward Gilbert Norman, who saw service in the NZ Army during WWI at Gallopoli and Western France. For actions in France Edward was awarded the Military Cross and was Mentioned in Dispatches. Between the wars Edward was a senior represntative in New Zealand for the Borthwick’s meat processing company. During WWII, he was sent to Argentine to oversee the purchase of meat for the British Forces.
A full account of one soldiers harrowing experiences in WWI, and life in New Zealand during the early part of the 20th Century.