In recent weeks we haven’t had a lot of new material on the site.  We’ve been highlighting articles on important topics because we have a lot of new readers who won’t have seen this material – for instance, with a few days to go and with a fall-off around Xmas Day, this month is our best month ever in terms of the number of hits on articles.  Our readership is close to three times what it was during 2011, when we started.  Anyway, this post is highlighting material we’ve run on the first and second world wars, the Korean War and Afghanistan.

The Korean War: what really happened?

The secret history of World War 2 in New Zealand

World War 2: the real story

The Pacific war, racism and Hiroshima

Second World War: the battle of the books

Unpatriotic history of World War 2

Labour’s introduction of peacetime conscription and the fight against it

Stevan Eldred-Grigg’s The Great Wrong War: NZ society and WW1

Gallipoli invasion: a dirty and bloody business

Field Punishment No. 1 reviewed: a reminder that the war’s not over

Empty Garden: Wellington’s national war memorial park

Afghanistan: no, it’s not the good war

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