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Preface for "Le Fitafita Mai Samoa: The Force from Samoa: Soldiers from the Samoan Islands in the Great War"

Liava, Christine and Tuimalealiifano, Morgan (2013) Preface for "Le Fitafita Mai Samoa: The Force from Samoa: Soldiers from the Samoan Islands in the Great War". Polygraphia Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

At the beginning of the Great War, 1914-1918, Western Samoa was invaded and captured by a New Zealand force acting on behalf of Britain. Australia similarly invaded and captured German New Guinea. Thus the German possessions in the South Pacific were rendered incapable of assisting in the German war effort. American Samoa remained neutral until 1917, when American men were registered as available for service, Volunteers from both Western and American Samoa enlisted in New Zealand, Australia, America and Britain. This book lists all the men from the islands of Samoa who served in these forces, with their military details, family information, awards, and deaths. Photographs of as many as possible are included. An overview of the situation and events in Samoa, a chronology, and several appendices are also given.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Repo Editor
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 16:37
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 16:37
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9534
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