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Prof Glyn Harper PhD, MA, BA, DipTchg

Professor

School of Humanities

I am Professor of War Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. I was the Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies for eight years  and am now Massey Project Manager of the Centenary History of the New Zealand and the First World War. A former secondary school teacher, I joined the Australian Army in 1988 and after eight years transferred to the New Zealand Army, where I reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. I was the New Zealand army’s official historian for the deployment to East Timor and am the author of more than twenty books many which achieved best seller status. Some of these include Kippenberger: An inspired New Zealand Commander; In the Face of the Enemy: the complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand; Dark Journey: Three Key Battles of the Western Front; Images of War: World War One: A Photographic Record of New Zealanders at War 1914-1918 and Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand Soldiers Write Home. My latest book is The Battles of Monte Cassino: the campaign and its controversies (with John Tonkin-Covell). I have also written several books for young children.

I am Professor of War Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. I was the Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies for eight years.  I am now Massey Project Manager of the Centenary History of the New Zealand and the First World War. This will be a multi-volume, thematic, defining study of New Zealand's role in this far reaching and traumatic conflict. My volume of the history will be published in August 2015.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 84955
    Location: 1.13, Te Ara
    Campus: Hokowhitu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of New England (1997)
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - University of Canterbury (1982)
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Canterbury (1981)
  • Diploma in Teaching - Teachers College Division (1980)

Prizes and Awards

  • In February 2019 I was made a Fellow of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The criteria for this award is: 'Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum - awarded for exemplary scholastic achievement relevant to the Museum’s collections and activities. The contribution to Auckland Museum, or other New Zealand museums, must be unique and valuable.' - Auckland War Memorial Museum (2019)
  • My children's book 'Gladys Goes to War' received a Storylines Notable book award on 15 March 2017. - Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand. (2017)
  • In 2019 I was part of the research team that was awarded the Massey University Team Research Medal for 2018. The Team Award was made to the Centenary History Programme of which I was the Massey Team Leader. - Massey University (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

The First World War

The Second World War

New Zealand and Australian military history

The impact of war on people, places and communities

War and society

Military command and leadership

The changing nature of warfare

Heritage education for children

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biography (210304): British History (210305): Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): New Zealand History (210311): North American History (210312)

Keywords

New Zealand and Australian military history.

Military history.

War and society.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 6

Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

I have taught and coordinated papers in Australian and New Zealand history, social change and sociology. I am currently teaching papers on the First and Second World War in the School of Humanities.

Courses Coordinated

  • 148.244 The Great War 1914-1918: a Military and Social History
  • 148.308 New Zealand Military History: 1899 to 2001

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 5
Co-supervisor 0 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Shaun Mawdsley - Doctor of Philosophy
    Combat Effectiveness in the Western Desert Campaign: A comparison of Australian, New Zealand, and South African Divisions in Combat 1941-1942.

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Daniel Wildy - Doctor of Philosophy
    Reeling Them In: Printed New Zealand Army Recruiting Material 1899-1999
  • 2012 - Peter Wood - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Battle to Win: An analysis of Combat Effectiveness through the Second World War experience of the 21st (Auckland) Battalion
  • 2012 - Devon Sutcliffe - Doctor of Philosophy
    Sustained effort: THe life of Sir Leonard Isitt
  • 2011 - Laura Garrod - Doctor of Philosophy
    The humanitarian and the soldier: Partners in Peace? A study of us and New Zealand-NGO relations
  • 2010 - Rhys Ball - Doctor of Philosophy
    The platforms: An examination of New Zealand special air service (NZSAS) campaigns from Borneo 'Confrontation' to the Vietnam War, 1954-1971

Co-supervisor of:

Media and Links

Media

  • 31 Oct 2018 - Radio
    WWi NZ troops honoured at Le Quesnoy
    A feature on Radio New Zealand by Andrew Macrae about the liberation of Le Quesnoy in November 1918. I provided some historical content for the feature.
  • 31 Oct 2017 - Radio, Online
    Commemoration of the Battle of Beersheba in WWI
    A short account of the battle of Beersheba. I was extensively quoted in the article.
  • 31 Oct 2014 - Radio
    Anzac commemorations
    Radio interview with Andrew Patterson on Radio Live Auckland
  • 31 Mar 2016 - Newspaper
    Illustrated portal into history
    An inteview with Linda Hall about my book on Gladys Sandford. The inteview was published in the 'Waihi Leader'.
  • 31 Jul 2014 - Radio, Online
    Great effort for a small nation
    Media interview
  • 31 Dec 2014 - Newspaper
    Historian Glyn Harper shows Gallipoli truths
    A newspaper article about my research on New Zealand and the First World War
  • 30 Sep 2018 - Radio
    Jesus, make it stop: the death throes of WW1
    This was an 18 minute interview about the event og 1918 leading yo to 30 Sepetember 1918. It featured on Radio Live and Graeme Hill was the interviewer.
  • 30 Oct 2018 - Television
    The health impacts of the First World War
    Professor Nick Wilson and I were interviewed about our published article on the health legacy of the First World War on New Zealand.
  • 30 Oct 2018 - Newspaper
    The health impacts of the First World War
    Two newspapers ran articles of the reserach done of the long-term health impacts of the First World war on New Zealand
  • 30 Mar 2015 - Newspaper
    Roly the Anzac Donkey portrays war to children
    An article on my new children's book.
  • 30 Mar 2015 - Newspaper
    Poignant letters from front
    An article on soldiers' letters in the 'New Zealand Herald' quoted extensively from my book 'Letters from the Battlefield".
  • 29 Jul 2013 - Other
    History Project to tell real story
    Interview for Radio New Zealand
  • 28 Feb 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Book brings the past back to life
    This was a newspaper article on a children's book about tunneller operating in the First World War.
  • 27 May 2017 - Newspaper
    Author on a mission
    This was an article about my war writing for adults and children. It apperaed in the 'Manawatu Standard'.
  • 27 Mar 2015 - Radio
    Gallipoli for children
    A interview with Simon Mercep on Radio New Zealand.
  • 27 Jul 2014 - Radio
    Centenary of the First World War
    Interview with Mark Sainsbury, Newstalk ZB, Auckland
  • 27 Apr 2019 - Radio
    Review of 'My Grandfather's War'
    An interview with Rick Whittle of the Australian radio station ABC WideBay
  • 27 Apr 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    For King and other countries: fascinationg story
    A review of my book "For King and other countries'.
  • 27 Apr 2019 - Magazine, Online
    We still remember them
    A review of my book "For King and Other countries' appeared in the 'New Zealand Listener'. It was very praising about the book.
  • 26 May 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Army of animals and vets honoured
    The newspaper and Stuff reported on the dedication of a palque to honour the animals and veterinarians who have participated in New Zealand's wars. I gave the keynote address at the dedication and th
  • 26 Jul 2014 - Newspaper
    World War I centenary
    Inteview in the Dominion Post with Siobhan Downes
  • 26 Apr 2012 - Television
    Centenary History Project
    An interview on a media current affairs programme Channel 7
  • 26 Apr 2012 - Television
    Are Australians bludgers, scavengers and thieves?
    Interview on Channel 7 News
  • 25 Mar 2014 - Television, Online
    Anzac pysche differs for Australia and New Zealand
    An interview for the SBS (Australia) network.
  • 25 Aug 2016 - Newspaper
    Bravery fuels new military history books
    This was an article in the 'Manawatu Standard' about 'Best and Bravest' and 'Acts of Valour'.
  • 25 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Archive photos used around the world
    An article in the 'Wairarapa Times-Age' about the photographs used in my book 'Johnny Enzed'.
  • 25 Apr 2019 - Newspaper
    Leave no veteran behind
    An articel on PTSD that quoted from my research on the subject.
  • 25 Apr 2019 - Radio, Online
    For King and other countries
    An interview on Radio New Zealand about my book 'For King and other countries. The interview lasted 20 minutes.
  • 25 Apr 2018 - Radio
    The meaning of Anzac Day
    I was interviewd on Radio Live by Stephen McIvor about the importantnce and meaning of Anzac Day. The interview was live and went for 15 minutes.
  • 25 Apr 2017 - Radio
    Writing war books for children.
    I was interviewed on Newstalk ZB for their Anzac Day programme.
  • 25 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    Our women in war
    An article on the role of New Zealand women in wartime. The article quoted from my book 'Gladys Goes to War' and included some comment from an interview I gave on the book.
  • 25 Apr 2015 - Radio
    Glyn Harper on the First World War
    An interview with Mark Sainnsbury on Radio Live. The topic was the New Zealand and the First World War and the writing of the Centenary History.
  • 25 Apr 2014 - Television, Online
    How Anzac Day Differs across the Tasman
    An interview about New Zealand, Australia and Gallipoli.
  • 25 Apr 2013 - Television
    El Alamein: Line in the Sand
    Documentary on Anzac Day for Maori Television
  • 25 Apr 2013 - Television
    The Generals
    Documentary on Anzac Day for Maori Television
  • 25 Apr 2013 - Television
    Gallipoli and New Zealand's national identity
    Interview for Television One
  • 25 Apr 2013 - Television
    New Zealand and the Second battle of the Somme.
    Televison 3 News item
  • 24 Nov 2014 - Newspaper
    Kiwi soldiers' stories told for America
    A feature on the publican of an US encyclopaedia on the First World War.
  • 24 Mar 2016 - Newspaper, Online
    Trailblazer's tale told
    An article in the Manawatu Standard about my children's book 'Gladys goes to War'.
  • 24 Jul 2013 - Other
    Money for WWI Projects
    Interview for Radio New Zealand
  • 24 Apr 2018 - Radio
    The canary war hero
    This was an interview on Radio New Zealand about my book 'Bobby: the littlest war hero'.
  • 24 Apr 2014 - Radio
    The letters Anzac soldiers sent from Gallipoli.
    Interview for Radio NZ on soldiers' letter writing
  • 24 Apr 2014 - Radio
    New Zealand and the First World War
    Interview with Andrew Pattison, Newstalk ZB, Wellington
  • 24 Apr 2014 - Radio
    New Zealand and the First World War
    Interviewd by Jim Moira for 'The Panel'
  • 24 Apr 2014 - Newspaper, Online
    Diet doomed Gallipoli campaign
    An article based on a public talk I gave.
  • 23 Nov 2013 - Radio
    The First World War in Photographs
    Interview with Andrew Love, Newstalk ZB Tauranga
  • 23 Aug 2015 - Radio
    Sounds Historical
    A lengthy interview on Radio New Zealand's "Sounds Historical' programme with Jim Sullivan about my book 'Johnny Enzed'.
  • 23 Aug 2015 - Radio
    Sountrack to your life: Glyn Harper
    A lengthy radio interview with Mark Sainsbury on Radio Live. Mark discussed my recent book 'Johnny Enzed' and talked about my life in general. I had to choose four songs that reflected important aspec
  • 23 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    Interesting vignettes provide perspective
    A review of the book 'Experience of a Lifetime' appeared in the 'Otago Daily Times'. It singles out my chapter for comment.
  • 23 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    Children's War Books
    My book 'Gladys Goes to War' was reviewed in the 'Otago Daily Times'. The review called it a 'lovely book'.
  • 22 Sep 2017 - Newspaper
    Commemorating Passchendaele
    The newspaper article featured my public lecture on the events of 1917.
  • 22 Sep 2016 - Newspaper
    Tour will commemorate heroic Canty soldier's deeds
    This was an article in the Christchurch 'Star'. It named me as the on-tour historian and featured a quote on Private Henry Nicholas who was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917.
  • 22 Oct 2013 - Newspaper
    Navy man made to walk plank
    Media comment
  • 22 May 2017 - Newspaper
    Wars are not easy to avoid
    The editorial in the 'Manawatu Standard" commented that my research and writing 'has made real-life accounts of the Great War accessible, even to children'.
  • 22 Mar 2016 - Radio
    Notebook find confirms Gallipoli numbers too low
    A radio interview with Mark Sainsbury about the latest figures for New Zealand soldiers who served on Gallipoli.
  • 22 Aug 2016 - Radio
    The book 'Acts of Valour'.
    An inteview with Gary Hoogvliet about the themes of courage and commitment in 'Acts of Valour'.
  • 22 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Family album Glyn Harper
    Feature article in images of my life and some of the books I've written. The article appeared in several newspapers including The Dominion Post, the New Zealand Herald and the Press.
  • 22 Apr 2017 - Newspaper
    As told to children
    An article in the ODT which focused on om my war writing for children.
  • 22 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    War in Words
    An article in the 'Manawatus Standard' about the book 'Experience of a Lifetime'. I was interviewed about my chapter in the book and this featured in the article.
  • 22 Apr 2015 - Television
    Fallen soldiers bones still found
    A interview for TV 3 news about Chunuk Bair.
  • 22 Apr 2015 - Television
    Anzacs stood little chance at the Daisy Patch
    An interview with TV 3 News about the disaster of the New Zealand attack at the Daisy Patch on Gallipoli.
  • 22 Apr 2012 - Newspaper
    A voice from the past
    Interview in Sunday Star Times
  • 21 Oct 2015 - Newspaper
    Author talks on privations of war
    An article in the 'Northern Outlook' on a talk delivered at Kaiapoi High School.
  • 21 Jul 2015 - Newspaper
    Award winning author to visit schools
    This was an article in the 'Wanganui Chronicle' about my forthcoming visit to schools in the region. This visit was part of the activities around the New Zealand Book Awards for which 'Jim's Letters'
  • 21 Apr 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Rouge Kiwi soldiers of World War I
    An article based on my book 'For King and other countries'.
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    From war chute to wedding gown
    This front page article was about the scarcity of clothing and fabric during the Second World War. I provided some expert commenteary to the article.
  • 21 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Leo's war
    This was an article about a Gallipoli veteran. It quoted extensively from my book 'Johnny Enzed'.
  • 21 Apr 2017 - Radio
    The Poppy in New Zealand
    A radio interview with RyanBridge on Radio Live
  • 20 Sep 2019 - Radio
    New Zealanders in East Timor 20 Years ago
    A radio interview with Radio New Zealand's Andrew Macrae about the New Zealand deployment to East Timor in 1999.
  • 20 Jul 2018 - Radio
    The Army's purchase of LAV's
    This was an interview on RadioLive Drive show about the NZ Army's attempt to seel 20 light armoured vehicles.
  • 20 Dec 2015 - Television
    ANZAC Gallipoli evacuation 'best part' of campaign
    An interview on TV 3 News about the significance of the evacuation from Gallipoli.
  • 20 Apr 2017 - Newspaper
    Birth of the Anzac legend
    An article on the Gallipoli campaign that used extensive quiatation from me.
  • 20 Apr 2015 - Online, Radio, Television
    Anzac Day: Commemorate or celebrate?
    I was interviewed by BBC journalist Megan Lane about the significance of Anzac Day for New Zealand.
  • 20 Apr 2014 - Television
    TV One Q & A
    Interviewed for comments on NZ and the First World War
  • 19 May 2016 - Newspaper
    Crete visit brings old battle tales alive
    I was interviewed to proviode expert commentary on the 1941 battle of Crete for the 'New Zealand Herald".
  • 19 May 2014 - Radio
    Veterans mark Monte Cassino battles
    Interview with Andrew McRae
  • 19 Apr 2013 - Radio
    Rations at Gallipoli
    Interview for Radio New Zealand
  • 19 Apr 2013 - Newspaper
    Diet did Anzacs no favours
    Interview in the Dominion Post
  • 19 Apr 2013 - Newspaper
    Anzac Diet
    Interview in the Manawatu Standard
  • 19 Apr 2013 - Television
    Rations at Gallipoli
    Televison 3 News item
  • 18 Nov 2015 - Newspaper
    Connecting with military camp families
    An article in the 'Wairarapa News' about Featherston Military Camp mentioned my book 'Dark Journey' as inspring the local Museum Director to mount a major exhibition on the First World War.
  • 18 Mar 2015 - Newspaper
    War story enthrals pupils
    Front page news article, with photograph, about the launch of my new children's book at Ashhurst on 27 March.
  • 18 Dec 2014 - Newspaper
    Toll tells on combat soldiers
    An article in the 'Otago Daily Times' based on the team journal article on the lifespan of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War.
  • 18 Dec 2014 - Magazine
    Shorter lives
    An article in 'NZ Doctor' based on the team journal article on the lifespan of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War.
  • 18 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Gunfire at Dawn
    This was an article by Thomas Heaton about the origins of the gunfire breakfast on Anzac Day. I provided some information and was used to provide some expert comment.
  • 18 Apr 2015 - Television
    Australia's Anzac Obsession
    Interviewed for a TV3 special programme on the meaning of Anzac.
  • 17 Nov 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    A significant battle
    This was a full-page article based on my book 'The Battle for North Africa'.
  • 17 Jan 2015 - Magazine
    Slaughter of fine set of boys
    An article in the 'Dominion Post' about the battle of Passchendaele. It quoted extensively from my book 'Dark Journey'.
  • 17 Dec 2014 - Television
    Study: WWI survivors faced rsiks after war
    A TV 3 news report based on the team journal article on the lifespan of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War.
  • 16 May 2019 - Radio, Online
    New Zealand and the battles of Monte Cassino
    I was interviewed by Andrew McCrae on Radio New Zealand about the battles of Monte Cassino.
  • 16 Apr 2016 - Television
    World War 1 story turned into a children's book
    TV 3 ran a story on my children's book 'Gladys Goes to War'.
  • 15 Dec 2015 - Radio
    Centenary of evacuation from Gallipoli
    An interview on Radio New Zealand about the significance of the Gallipoli evacuation.
  • 15 Aug 2018 - Newspaper
    History talk by war studies professor
    A short article about my visit to Timaru Boys High School
  • 15 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Historian claims award for children's war book.
    An article on 'Jim's Letters' winning the award for illustrated picture book in 2015.
  • 15 Aug 2015 - Radio
    New book 'Johnny Enzed'.
    A radio inteview with Mike Richards of Newstalk ZB, Timaru.
  • 15 Aug 2015 - Radio
    VJ Day and New Zealand
    An interview on Radio Liove about the significance of VJ Day to New Zealand.
  • 15 Apr 2015 - Newspaper
    War historian Gallipoli bound.
    An article in the 'Manawatu Standard' focused on my trip to Gallipoli as the historical advisor to the House of Travel tour group.
  • 14 Oct 2018 - Radio
    Jesus, make it stop: death thoes of WWI, part 3
    This was an 18 minute interview about the event of 1918 from 30 September to 7 October 1918. It featured on Radio Live and Graeme Hill was the interviewer.
  • 14 Oct 2018 - Radio, Online
    National Army Museum turning 40
    A radio feature on the National Army Museum and its forthcoming exhibition on the capture of Le Quesnoy. This exhibition was based on one of my children's books.
  • 14 May 2013 - Other
    Gallipoli Ballot seen as fair
    Newstalk ZB Auckland
  • 14 Mar 2016 - Newspaper
    Massey research award for war study
    A newspaper article about my individual research award.
  • 14 Jun 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Author's pile of titles grows
    This was an article in the 'Manawatu Standard' by Carly Thomas about my various children's books with a focus on 'My Grandfather's War'..
  • 14 Dec 2013 - Radio
    The First World War in Photographs
    Interview with Mike Richards, Newstalk ZB, Timaru
  • 14 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Whale tale tops children's book awards.
    An article on the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards.
  • 14 Apr 2016 - Radio
    Launch of new children's book
    The launch of my book 'Gladys goes to War' was featured on the local news of 92.2 More FM.
  • 13 Nov 2017 - Radio, Online
    The turning point battles of World War II
    This was an interview lasting more than 25 minutes with Bryan Crump on Radio New Zealand. We discussed my recent book on the El Alamein battles and the Second World War in general.
  • 13 Mar 2016 - Radio
    Working as a military historian
    An interview with John Macdonald on Radio Live about my work as a military historian.
  • 13 Mar 2014 - Newspaper
    Readers fly their flags for New Zealand
    Interviewed for an article on the flag in the 'New Zealand Herald'
  • 13 Jan 2015 - Newspaper
    World War soldiers 'lost eight years of life'.
    An article in the 'Manawatu Standard' based on the team journal article on the lifespan of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War.
  • 12 Sep 2016 - Radio, Online
    Centennial of the 'bloodbath' that was the Somme.
    I was interviewed by Andrew McRae, Veterans Affairs Correspondent for Radio New Zealand, about the significance of the 1916 Somme battle.
  • 12 Oct 2015 - Online
    Massey seeks writer
    The articled outlined the importantance of the medical services volume and Massey's search to find a suitable author.
  • 12 Nov 2018 - Radio
    Four years of World War I Centenary ends
    A piece on Radio New Zealand about the end of the centary of the First World War. I was interviewed by Andrew Macrae for comment.
  • 12 Nov 2017 - Radio
    The battle of El Alamein
    A Radio intervierw with Ryan Bridge on Radio Live about the significance of the 1942 battle of El Alamein.
  • 12 Aug 2017 - Newspaper
    Teaching and tactical skills open many doors
    An article in the 'Southland Times' about my life and career.
  • 12 Apr 2016 - Radio
    Bookenz Inteview with Glyn Harper
    This was an intervew on Plains FM with Morrin Rout. It focused on the writing of my book 'Gladys goes to War'.
  • 12 Apr 2014 - Newspaper
    'Honest' aacount of war shared with pupils
    Interview in the Manawatu Standard
  • 11 Nov 2018 - Television
    Armistice Day in New Zealand
    Television One featured a half hour of Armistice Day coverage. I was used to provide historical comment throughout this.
  • 11 Nov 2015 - Radio
    Remembrance Day 2015
    An interview with Mark Sainsbury on Radio Live about the meaning of Armistice/Remembrance Day.
  • 11 Apr 2018 - Online, Newspaper
    Toddlers can't be expected to grasp the complexity
    This was an article about how children percieved war and death. It focused on my children's stories as a way to assist with this.
  • 11 Apr 2014 - Radio
    Gallipoli
    Interview for Radio New Zealand
  • 10 Sep 2016 - Newspaper
    Three weeks in hell by one who knows
    An article by Nikki Macdonld in 'The Dominion Post' about the 1916 battle of the Somme. I was quoted extensively in the article as Massey's Professor of War Studies.
  • 10 Oct 2013 - Radio
    The Battle of Passchendaele
    Radio interview with Phil Goff on FM 104.6
  • 10 Jul 2015 - Newspaper
    Shocking diet plagued Gallipoli soldiers
    An article based on my work as a military historian and writer of children's books.
  • 10 Jan 2014 - Newspaper
    Fears held for 'Anzac whitewash'
    NZ Herald article by Adam Bennet
  • 10 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    War history
    A photographic article on the launch of 'Johnny Enzed'.
  • 10 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Bookworms talk hookworms
    An article in the 'Wanganui Chronicle' about my visit to primary schools in the region. The purpose of the school visits was to encourage reading and promote the New Zealand Book Awards.
  • 09 Nov 2013 - Newspaper
    Kiwi take on a life-and-death struggle
    News paper interview
  • 09 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Legat off to varsity
    An article on the appoitment of Nicola Legat as Publisher of the Massey University Press. I was quoted as to why we had appointed Nicola.
  • 09 Aug 2015 - Radio
    Interview with Glyn Harper
    An interview with Andrew Dickens on my book 'Johnny Enzed'. It featured on the Newstalk ZB station.
  • 09 Aug 2014 - Newspaper
    Brick-hard biscuits offerings at war history day
    A newspaper report on a lecture to Year 13 students
  • 08 Mar 2019 - Newspaper
    War may have cut WWII veterna's lives short
    An article based on the research of Second World War veterans buried in one large Wellington cemetery.
  • 08 Jun 2017 - Radio
    Mines and lives: 100 years since Battle of Messine
    I was interviewed by Andrew McRae on Radio New Zealand about the significance of the battle of Messines.
  • 08 Feb 2015 - Radio
    Sniping - history, legality and entertainment.
    A 12 minute interview on Radio New Zealand about New Zealand's experience of military sniping in the First World War.
  • 08 Aug 2016 - Radio, Online
    Romani - the WWI battle
    I was aksed to provuide expert commentary on the battle of Romani for Radio New Zealand.
  • 08 Aug 2015 - Television
    The battle of Chunuk Bair.
    An interview that featured on Television 3 News about the significance of Chunuk Bair.
  • 08 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Revamp for WWI soldiers' tribute
    An artcicle on the Awapuni Memorial and the launch of 'Johnny Enzed'.
  • 07 Oct 2018 - Radio
    'Jesus; make it stop 2'
    This was an 18 minute interview about the event of 1918 from 30 September to 7 October 1918. It featured on Radio Live and Graeme Hill was the interviewer.
  • 07 Oct 2017 - Magazine
    The art of war
    This was an article on Robyn Hughes' art exhibition on the battles of Passchendaele. In the article Robyn mentioned how much my book on the battle had contributed to the overall exhibition.
  • 07 Nov 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    The Great War ended in victories
    An article by David Broome in the 'New Zealand Herald' quoted extensive from my book 'Dark Journey'.".
  • 07 Jun 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Lost medals prompt urgent audit
    My comment on the loss of medals from the RNZRSA's clubrooms was reported on-line and in several newspapers.
  • 07 Jun 2017 - Newspaper
    Battle of Messines: World War One's Magnum Opus
    I was quoted in an article on the battle of Messines which featured in the 'New Zealand Herald'.
  • 07 Aug 2015 - Radio
    100th Anniversary of Chunuk Bair
    A radio interview which focused on the significance of Chunuk Bair to New Zealand.
  • 07 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Balancing the books necessary
    This was an article written by Carly Thomas about the need for gender equality in children's books. I was quoted in the article which also featured a number of my children's books. It appeared on Stuf
  • 06 Sep 2013 - Newspaper
    Entrenched casualty figures wrong
    An interview about New Zealand statistics relating to Gallipoli.
  • 06 Oct 2017 - Newspaper
    How did disease add to NZ's darkest year?
    An article in the 'Herald' based on research undertaken by Nick Wilson and I.
  • 06 Jun 2019 - Radio, Online
    D-Day Anniversary marked the beginning of the end
    A 20-minute radio interview with the Radio New Zealabd prramme 'The Detail.
  • 06 Jun 2019 - Radio, Online
    Kiwi veterans recall wartime chaos on D-Day.
    This was a radio interview with Andrew McCrae on Radion New Zealand about the significance of D-Day.
  • 06 Jun 2014 - Newspaper
    Southland soldier landed on D Day
    Expert comment on D-Day landings
  • 06 Aug 2015 - Radio
    New war book
    An interview with Colin Magee on Raddio 1XX Whakatane
  • 06 Aug 2015 - Radio
    The book 'Johnny Enzed'
    An interview with Nigel Hopkins of Kapiti Beach FM.
  • 06 Aug 2014 - Newspaper
    'Ideal soldier' first Kiwi to die in field
    Interview for 'The Dominion' on first New Zealand casualty of the war.
  • 06 Apr 2016 - Newspaper
    A Kiwi woman goes to WWI
    The front page of "The Tribune' featured a story about my book 'Gladys Goes to War' and its launch launch at College Streeyt Normal School.
  • 05 Oct 2013 - Newspaper
    Freyberg's lowest point
    An interview about my recent book on Monte Cassino.
  • 05 Nov 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Le Quesnoy liberation celebrations get underway in
    An article about the commemorations in Cambridge mentioned the importance of my childrens' book on Le Quesnoy.
  • 05 Feb 2015 - Radio
    100 years since first NZ death in WWI
    A radio interview about the first New Zealand combat death in the First World War. This was part of a four minute piece that played on Radio New Zealand's 'Morning Report' and throughout the day.
  • 05 Feb 2015 - Television
    First WWI casualty remembered.
    A television interview with TV3. I spoke about the latest Gallipoli reserach in relation to New Zealand participants and the New Zealand casualty rate.
  • 05 Aug 2017 - Newspaper
    The lessons of history
    An article in the 'Dominion Post' about my life and career.
  • 04 Oct 2019 - Online
    Take 5 with ... Dr Glyn Harper
    An interview written for H-Net Humanities & Social sciences Online.
  • 04 Oct 2017 - Newspaper, Online, Radio
    War historian leads pilgrimage
    A Stuff article featured in the Manawatu Standrad about my visit to the Western Front as a historical guide for a group of New Zealand and Australian travellers.
  • 04 Oct 2015 - Newspaper
    Turning history into an experience
    The article in the 'Sunday Star Times' examined the merits of the Gallipoli and war exhibitions at Te Papa and the Old Dominion Museum. I commented on the quality of the exhibition at the Old Dominion
  • 04 Nov 2013 - Newspaper
    Fatal failings in WWI highlighted
    News paper article
  • 04 Nov 2013 - Newspaper
    WWI worst mass injury event - research
    News paper article
  • 04 Mar 2017 - Newspaper
    Bravery in the face of death
    An article on war hero David Russell featured in the 'Dominion Post' on 4 March 2017. I was quoted throughout the article as a expert military historian.
  • 04 Jul 2018 - Newspaper
    Crucial children learn history
    This interview with Linda Hall appeared in several regional newspapers.
  • 04 Aug 2014 - Radio
    WWI began with the rush to enlist
    Radio New Zealand interview
  • 04 Aug 2014 - Television
    World War I changed New Zealand Forever
    Television interview on One News
  • 03 Nov 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    A 100-year-old-mystery
    I was featured in a newspaper article by James Hollings on series of First World War photographs.
  • 03 Nov 2017 - Online, Radio, Television
    75 years since New Zealand at El Alamein
    A Newshub article on the 75th commemoration of the battle of El Alamein. The article quoted me extensively.
  • 03 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    Life on the front line subject of a new book.
    An article on my book 'Johnny Enzed'.
  • 03 Aug 2014 - Newspaper
    Hi-tech blitz of old tactics
    Interview in Sunday Star Times
  • 03 Apr 2015 - Television
    Anzacs Remembered 100 years later
    An interview on Television One News about the significance of Gallipoli to New Zealand. Part of the interview was filmed while I was talking with school children about Gallipoli.
  • 03 Apr 2014 - Newspaper
    Gift for George delights author
    An article in the New Zealand Herald on the gift of one of my books to Prince George.
  • 02 Nov 2013 - Newspaper
    War toll 'could have been lower'
    News paper article
  • 02 Mar 2015 - Magazine
    Glyn Harper
    A three-page interview about my childrens books by Trevor Agnew. It apperaed in Vol 30, Issue 1 of the magazine, pages 1 to 3 in the New Zealand section.
  • 02 Mar 2015 - Newspaper
    Publishing house for Massey
    An article on the establishment of a university press at Massey.
  • 01 Nov 2013 - Newspaper
    Fatal failings in NZ's Great War
    News paper article
  • 01 Nov 2013 - Radio
    Study concludes many WWI deaths preventable
    Interview with Andrew McRae
  • 01 Nov 2013 - Radio
    The book 'Images of War'
    Interview with Marcus Lush
  • 01 Dec 2013 - Radio
    Sounds Historical
    Interview with Jim Sullivan for the Book of the Week
  • 01 Aug 2015 - Radio
    Telling the story of 'Johnny Enzed'
    An interview on Radio New Zealand with Andrew McRae. It focused on my recently published book 'Johnny Enzed'.
  • 01 Aug 2015 - Newspaper
    The life and times of Johnny Enzed
    An article in the 'Weekend Herald' about my book 'Johnny Enzed'.

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