New Zealand Second World War Deaths

 I am getting a steady stream of hits on this blog from New Zealand, and I thought I would simply note that New Zealand’s 11,929 war dead of the Second World War might be dwarfed by the numbers killed in other countries, but as Max Hastings notes in his recent book ‘Inferno’, New Zealand actually suffered a higher percentage of its population being killed than any other Western country, because its population was only 1.6 million at the time. This blog does not forget that. And finds it especially poignant that Kiwis serving in the army, navy and air force came half way around the world to die in the Battle of Britain, Greece, Crete, in the North African desert, Italy and in Western Europe as well as in the Pacific War.


Headstones for two unknown New Zealand soldiers in the Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in France


About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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