Resources

 A bibliography on Lt. Col. H G Dyer written by his son Rob Dyer.

Aerial view over Crete, Greece, during World War 2, showing a German troop carrier on fire. New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency. Ref: DA-07491-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22868989 “Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.”

Aerial view over Crete, Greece, during World War 2, showing a German troop carrier on fire. New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency. Ref: DA-07491-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22868989
“Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.”

As it pertains to this section it is of especial interest in that he along with Harding Leaf is mentioned as opening the Whangarei recruitment centre in 1939, upon the outbreak of war.

PS: At last check I was unable to access the site so there is a possibility it has been taken down.

An article on how the New Zealand Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) came into being.

An insightful account on the effects of conscription which replaced voluntary enlistment in July 1940; including an account of how this impacted on those held back for ‘essential industries’ and the effect this had on the families of some of those serving overseas.

A webpage on 2nd NZEF Trooping Voyages with some background information and also a diary extract of shipboard life, along with a separate page detailing the names of the World War II NZ Troopships which sailed; including three hospital ships.

 

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