The Devil's Own War: The First World War Diary of Brigadier-General Herbert Hart
As a first-hand account of life in the firestorm of World War One, The Devil's Own War is hard to beat.
John Crawford is the New Zealand Defence Force Historian and has written on many aspects of the history of the New Zealand Armed Forces and defence policy. In 2007 he edited, with Ian McGibbon, Exisle's monumental book New Zealand's Great War. His other major publications include To Fight for the Empire: An Illustrated History of New Zealand and the South African War, 1899-1902; Kia Kaha: New Zealand in the Second World War; and with the assistance of Peter Cooke, No Better Death: The Great War diaries and letters of William G. Malone. John Crawford lives in Wellington.
Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Glossary -- Introduction: An Ambitious and Zealous Country Boy -- 1 From Carterton to Cairo, August 1914- April 1915 -- 2 'On a Grim Business', AprilÃ¢ July 1915 -- 3 'We do not like Admitting it is a Failure',