Saturday, October 24, 2009

Todays offering

Craftsmen in uniform

The Corps of Royal New Zealand Electrical and Mechanical Engineers : an account
by Peter Irwin Cape

"An account of the origins and some of the adventures of the body of men that repair and service the electrical and mechanical equipment of the NZ Army. It was conceived early in 1942, underwent its gestation during the desparate battles that raged in North Africa during that war, and was finally delivered from its parent, the NZ Ordnance Corps in Egypt on 1 December 1942. Christened the NZEME it played no small part in sustaining 2 NZ Division during the pursuit to Runisia and the campaign in Italy. It has since been accorded the distinction and dignity of the title RNZEME, and its members have continued to serve their sovereign in every clime where the NZ Army has subsequently campaigned."

I could take a fair guess that nobody else reading this has a copy on their bookshelf!

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