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Dr Adam Claasen

Senior Lecturer in History

School of Humanities

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Second World War
  • Great War
  • Military Aviation

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
British History (210305): European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) (210307): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): New Zealand History (210311)

Research Outputs

Journal

Claasen, AR. (2015). Death from the skies: How the British and Germans survived bombing in World War II. Britain and the World. 8(1), 107-109Retreived from http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/brw
[Book Review]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2014). Pope and devil: The Vatican's archives and the third reich. The Historian. 76(3), 655-656Retreived from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hisn.12048_67/full
[Book Review]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2013). 1939: Countdown to war. The Historian. 75(3), 628-629Retreived from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1540-6563
[Book Review]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2011). Pius XII: The hound of Hitler - By Gerard Noel. The Historian. 73(1), 200-202 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hisn.2011.73.issue-1/issuetoc
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2010). Randell Hansen. Fire and Fury: The allied bombing of Germany 1942-45.. The International History Review. 32(1), 170-171 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/07075330903516611
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2010). Treason on the Airwaves: three Allied broadcasters on Axis radio during World War II. By Judith Keene. Westport, CN and London, Praeger, 2009. vi+288 pp., illus., endnotes, bibliog., index. ISBN 978-0-313-35328-4. US$49.95, 34.95stg.. The Journal of Pacific History. 45(1), 168-169
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2008). Donald Caldwell and Richard Muller. The Luftwaffe over Germany: Defense of the Reich. The International History Review. 30(2), 412-413 Retrieved from http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rinh
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007). Author's perspective. World War II Quarterly. 4(1), 49-55
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005). The effect of science on the second world war by Guy Hartcup. The Historian. 67(1), 175-176
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2004). [Untitled]. Journal of New Zealand History. 38(2), 320-321
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2004). The German invasion of Norway, 1940: The operational intelligence dimension. Journal of Strategic Studies. 27(1), 114-135
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2002). [Untitled]. History Now. 8(1), 23-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2002). The Balkans, 1804 - 1999: Nationalism, war and the great powers. History Now. 8(4), 26-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2002). How Hitler could have won World War II: The fatal errors that led to Nazi defeat. The Historian. 65(1), 198-199
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2002). Attack of the Airacobras: Soviet aces. The International History Review. 24(4), 933-934
[Journal article]Authored by: Claasen, A.

Book

Claasen, AR.(2017). Fearless: The extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's Great War airmen. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Authored Book]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2016). From artilleryman to airman: Keith Park. In J. Crawford, D. Littlewood, & J. Watson (Eds.) Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War. (pp. 166 - 182). : Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, ARA.(2012). Dogfight: The Battle of Britain. : Exisle Publishing
[Authored Book]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007). The German invasion of Norway 1940: The operational intelligence dimension. In . Jeremy Black (Ed.) The Second World War: Volume 1, The German War 1939-1942. (pp. 63 - 68). Burlington, USA: Ashgate Publishing Company
[Chapter]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007). Blood and iron and der geist des atlantiks: assessing Hitler's decision to invade Norway.. In . Jeremy Black (Ed.) The Second World War: Volume 6, Causes and Background. (pp. 239 - 264). Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing Company
[Chapter]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR.(2001). Hitler's northern war: The Luftwaffe's ill-fated campaign, 1940-1945. Lawrence, K.S: University Press of Kansas
[Authored Book]Authored by: Claasen, A.

Conference

Claasen, AR.(2017, October). The New Zealand Air War 1917. .
[Conference]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2014, August). Major Park: Artilleryman to Airman, 1915-1918. Presented at The Experience of a Lifetime Conference. Massey University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2012, July). Antipodean gods-of-the-air: an analysis of Anzac airmen in the Battle of Britain. Presented at New Zealand and Europe: Borders, Nations, Identities. Gdansk University, Poland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR.(2011, September). 'Bloody Coloured Troops': New Zealand Airmen finding a home in the RAF. .
[Conference]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2011, November). Fighting for Empire: Anzac Airman at War Over Britain. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association. University of Waikato.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2011, January). Reflections on Australian and New Zealand social and cultural experiences of War, July-October 1940. Presented at Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2011, September). 'Bloody Coloured Troops': New Zealand airmen finding a home in the RAF. Presented at Man Alone. Stout Research Centre, Victoria University, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2009, July). New Zealanders in the Battle of Britain. Presented at New Zealand, Germany and the (Post) Colonial Pacific. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR.(2007). Blockbuster history. . Auckland, NZ
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005). Germany's expeditionary operation: The invasion of Norway, 1940. In P. Dennis, & JG. Eds (Eds.) The 2004 Chief of Army Military History Conference: Battles near and far: A century of overseas development. (pp. 141 - 162). Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2004, October). The German invasion of Norway, 1940. Presented at The Chief of Army's History Conference. Canberra, ACT.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2001, July). Hitler's plans for Norway. Presented at 18th biennial conference of the Australasian Association for European History: Writing Europe's pasts. Auckland University, Auckland, N.Z.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.

Other

Claasen, AR. (2008, July). Fact or fiction in the da vinci code. In U3A. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2008). History: Biopics at the movies. Presented at Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007, November). Zeal: Leadership and William Wilbeforce. In Westlake Girls High School Zeal Graduation. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007, November). Zeal: Leadership and Harriet Tubman. In Kelston Girls College Zeal Graduation. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007, November). Zeal: Leadership and Sir Edmund Hillary. In Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Zeal Graduation. Presented at Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007, October). Bones of contention: The lost tomb of Jesus. In School of Social and Cultural Studies Free Lecture. Presented at Massey University, Auckland, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007). Cracking the movie code.
[Other]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007). History paper probes WWII. News Item, Dominion Post. (pp. B7).
[Other]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2007). Jesus 'discovery' to be challenged.
[Other]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005, July). Blockbusters and biopics: History at the movies. Presented at St Cuthbert's College, Auckland, NZ. : Auckland History Teachers Association.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005). Understanding and interpreting what history and popular culture tell us about Christianity. KingsWay School
[Other]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005). The Da Vinci code, Christianity and critical thinking. Hebron Christian College
[Other]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005, September). Fact and fiction in the Da Vinci code. Presented at Rotary. : Rotary Club of Albany.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005, August). Fact and fiction in the Da Vinci code. : Wanaka Luxury Apartments.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR. (2005). The Da Vinci code and accepted history. Orewa College
[Other]Authored by: Claasen, A.
Claasen, AR.The Theology of Prince Caspian.
[Other]Authored by: Claasen, A.

Media and Links

Media

  • 17 Dec 2012 - Radio
    'Afternoons with Jim Mora', National Radio
    Interview: "Dr Adam Claasen talks about his new book, Dogfight and the role of the ANZACs in the Battle of Britain."
  • 09 Dec 2012 - Radio
    "Sounds Historical", National Radio
    Interview: "The Battle of Britain by Adam Claasen"
  • 06 Dec 2012 - Radio
    Christchurch Newstalk ZB, Mike Yardley
    Interview: publication of book Dogfight
  • 05 Dec 2012 - Radio
    Hokonui Gold, Wal Addell
    Interview: Publication of book Dogfight
  • 05 Dec 2012 - Radio
    Radio Southland, Gordon Crombie
    Interview: Publication of book Dogfight.

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