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18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment


page 677

This volume was produced and published by the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs

Editor-in-Chief M. C. Fairbrother, cbe, dso, ed
Sub-Editor W. A. Glue
Archives Officer R. L. Kay

the author: William Denham Dawson, MA, born at Dunedin in 1920, was a student at Otago University at the outbreak of war in 1939. He had Territorial service (1st Otago Regiment) from 1939 to 1942, went to the Middle East with the 8th Reinforcements, and served in 23 Battalion throughout the campaigns in Tunisia and Italy. At the end of the war he was the battalion's Intelligence Sergeant. From 1946 to 1952 he was a narrator in the New Zealand War History Branch (including two years in Washington, D.C., U.S.A., translating captured German war documents for the Branch). Since 1953 he has been an Assistant Registrar at the Victoria University of Wellington.

The book was printed, bound and distributed by Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd.