Kōrero: The New Zealanders

Charles Upham, V.C. and Bar

Charles Upham, V.C. and Bar

The Second World War once more allowed New Zealand soldiers to compare themselves with others and identify their own unique characteristics. They came to think of themselves as good at war because they were hard men toughened by the outdoors life. One of their number, Charles Upham, was twice awarded a Victoria Cross, and this photograph was used for the title page of his biography, published in 1962. The image suggested that the man who was so strong and fearless on the battlefield had developed his character in the high country of Canterbury.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Kenneth Sandford, Mark of the lion: the story of Captain Charles Upham, VC and Bar. London: Hutchinson, 1962.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Kiwis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1971/charles-upham-vc-and-bar (accessed 8 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015