Re: 24th Battalion NZ Army - Leslie Joseph GURNEY
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Hello, Leslie Joseph GURNEY!
I can't improve on JOHN GREGORY's post which included great historical insight, but can recommend an EXCELLENT text on the subject:
THE BATTLE FOR NORTH AFRICA,
John Strawson, author,
Charles Schriber's Sons, NYNY, publisher.
243 pages of text, plus 28 photos and 12 maps, some showing NZA positions.
This book is not too unlike Ryan's ' A BRIDGE TOO FAR", or
Dr. Ambrose's 'CITIZAN SOLDIERS".
There are at least 15 direct references to the NZA as the battle progressed.
Louie Franklin Turner.