8th March 2019, Volume 132 Number 1491

Nick Wilson, Glyn Harper

For veterans of the Second World War (WW2), most studies suggest long-term adverse impacts on their health, especially if they had been prisoners of war (POWs). But such studies do…

Subscriber content

The full contents of this page is only available to subscribers.

To view this content please login or subscribe

Author Information

Nick Wilson, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington; 
Glyn Harper, Professor of War Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North.

Acknowledgements

Chris Gousmett, Corporate Information Manager, Hutt City Council, who kindly provided the cemetery dataset on veterans.

Correspondence

Professor Nick Wilson, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Mein St, Newtown, Wellington.

Correspondence Email

nick.wilson@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

  1. Wilson N, Clement C, Summers JA, Bannister J, Harper G. Mortality of first world war military personnel: comparison of two military cohorts. BMJ 2014; 349:g7168.
  2. Salmond GL, Salmond CE. The Health of Former Servicemen. New Zealand, War Pensions Medical Research Trust Board, 1977.
  3. Macleod AD. Psychiatric casualties of World War II. N Z Med J 2000; 113:248–50.
  4. Parr A. Silent Casualties: New Zealand’s Unspoken Legacy of the Second World War. Auckland: Tandem Press, 1995.
  5. Hopner V. Home from war [PhD thesis]. Auckland: Massey University, 2014.
  6. Smith BMS. Ordinary men: extraordinary times [PhD thesis]. Auckland: University of Auckland, 2011.
  7. Statistics New Zealand. The New Zealand Official Year-Book, 1946. http://www3.stats.govt.nz/New_Zealand_Official_Yearbooks/1946/NZOYB_1946.html?_ga=2.1094705.1255873467.1547827122-1031987571.1539970965#idsect1_1_310990
  8. Auckland War Memorial Museum. Cenotaph database. http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/locations.aspx
  9. Statistics New Zealand. A History of Survival in New Zealand: Cohort life tables 1876–2004. Wellington: Statistics New Zealand, (with online tables at: http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/health/life_expectancy/cohort-life-tables.aspx), 2006.
  10. White P, Gunston J, Salmond C, Atkinson J, Crampton P. Atlas of socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand NZDep2006. Wellington: Ministry of Health, 2008. [Map for Hutt Valley DHB: http://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/publications/huttvalley.pdf].

Download

The downloadable PDF version of this article is only available to subscribers.

To view this content please login or subscribe