"Subritzky is regarded as the 'Kiwi Kipling' and writes his war poetry in the gritty, in-your-face style of the barrack room and the forward trench"
The Pangolan Times

Name: Mike Subritzky Mike Subritzky - "The Kiwi Kipling"
Location: New Zealand
Favourite Poet: Banjo Paterson
Favourite Poem: "Mulga Bill's Bicycle"
Address: Tannenberg Hall
93 McNair Road
Te Awamutu, 2400
New Zealand

bulletBackground: Born in Kati Kati, New Zealand, from an old Polish noble family (enobled Poland 1495)
bulletEducation - Saint Joseph's Convent, Waihi and Waihi College
bulletRetired Professional Soldier, Captain. Served in the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Artillery, Royal New Zealand Air Force, US Navy Task Force 43 - Antarctica, Polish (Independent) Reserve Brigade. 13 Tours of Duty.
bulletNew Zealand War Poet
bulletNumerous published papers, documents, articles and poems in a wide variety of media; a dozen books on a variety of subjects, including
bulletThe Subritzky Legend (Heritage Press, 1990) - Official New Zealand Sesquicentennial Project
bulletThe Vietnam Scrapbook "The Second ANZAC Adventure" (Three Feathers, 1995)
bulletHistory of the Polish Government (in exile) 1939-1990 (Three Feathers, 1996)
bullet Nominated for New Zealand "Book of the Year" Awards 1996; named Book of the Quarter by Texas State University April-June 1998
bullethonoured by the NZ ex-Vietnam Services Association by having a copy of his book The Vietnam Scrapbook "The Second ANZAC Adventure" laid at the Vietnam War Memorial "Wall" in Washington D.C. during the 1997 pilgrimage
bulletawarded the American Vietnam Veterans (honourary) Distinguished Service Medal 1997, citation "for his contribution to all veterans of the asian conflict and immortalising the Vietnam Veterans of New Zealand for all time"
bulletUS Congressional Cold War Citation 2000
bulletCurrently working on "The Flak Jacket Collection", an anthology of personal war poems.
bulletMost recent project, assisted with the official New Zealand Millennium Television Series "Our People - Our Century" TVNZ, 2000.

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