Whitiki Whiti! Whiti E! Māori in the First World War
Whitiki Whiti! Whiti E! Māori in the first World war – By Monty Soutar
This major publication about Māori participation in the First World War is written by NZ’s leading Māori military historian Dr Monty Soutar, author of the award-winning Nga Tama Toa C Company, Māori Battalion.
A fascinating look at the Pioneer Battalion (the Battalion created for Māori to serve) that will shed light on the reasons why some men signed on to serve, and others staunchly resisted the call to join the imperial conflict. As with Dr Soutar’s first book, it combines the story of the war and the role of Māori in it, with the words and thoughts of the men themselves, as well as those back home. Over 300 images, many from family collections and not published before.