Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. A. Stanley Trickett
The project undertaken is essentially tracing the difficulties and frustrations of New Zealand, as she desperately endeavored to defend herself against the threat of an invasion by Japan. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive survey of New Zealand during the war years, but covers only diplomatic and governmental procedures concerning defense. Within this framework of events is a description of a Dominion torn between intense loyalty to Great Britain and the need to never many of these bonds in the interest of self-preservation. It is a study of a country attempting to embark upon a course of national self-interest but finding that it cannot break a tradition cherished for over a century.
Longe, Allen, "The defense of New Zealand: Internal problems and diplomatic relations, 1935-1943" (1968). Student Work. 442.
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