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"Fellow Kiwis is a compendium of the extraordinary stories starring the New Zealand volunteers who participated in the Spanish Civil War. This book is the first attempt to record New Zealand's contribution to a war in which volunteers from over fifty countries participated.

Among these stories is the Doug jolly (photo of the cover), a surgeon born in the South Island of New Zealand, who saved the lives of hundreds of wounded and was described at that time as "the most important volunteer in the Commonwealth." Very little was known of him until Mark Derby, along with a group of collaborators, was launched to the task of recovering his biography, as well as those of other volunteers from his country who decided to take part in a crucical conflict that took place at the other end of the world… "