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Partisan (Hardback)

By Caffin, James

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The gripping story of a New Zealand solider who escaped the clutches of a prisoner-of-war camp to join the Yugoslav freedom fighters during the Second World War After a daring escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in occupied Yugoslavia, John Denvir reached the Slovenian capital of ...Ljubljana, where he joined a partisan band as a machine-gunner. Believed shot and killed by New Zealand forces and his family in New Zealand, from January 1942 until the end of 1943, Denvir led brave and heroic attacks on German and Italian soldiers from behind enemy lines. He was wounded four times, received the Soviet Medal for Valour and was eventually appointed brigade commander. When 'Corporal Frank' was demobilised he returned to New Zealand and became a taxi driver in the small South Island town of Temuka. Originally published in 1945 and out of print for many years, this is his remarkable true story.
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ISBN 9781775541363
Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781775541363
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Published 1 Apr 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Caffin, James
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 172
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 940.53092
Weight 258g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Yugoslavia, World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, New Zealand, Underground movements, War, Yugoslavia
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade