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The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine and Their Incredible True Story

The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine and Their Incredible True Story
  

The Note Through the Wire is a true World War II love story about a Slovenian partisan, Josefine Lobnik, and a New Zealand prisoner of war, Bruce Murray, who met by chance when she pushed a note through the barbed wire fence of a POW camp. A series of remarkable coincidences saw ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781988547091
Barcode 9781988547091
Published 15 April 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gold, Doug
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 May 2019

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ISBN-13 9781988547091
ISBN-10 1988547091
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 May 2019
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 15 April 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gold, Doug
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Prisoners Of War
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.5472092
Catalogue Code 966123

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The Note Through the Wire is a true World War II love story about a Slovenian partisan, Josefine Lobnik, and a New Zealand prisoner of war, Bruce Murray, who met by chance when she pushed a note through the barbed wire fence of a POW camp. A series of remarkable coincidences saw their lives intersect, but they had to overcome extraordinary obstacles to realise their dream of a life together. On one level this is a rollicking yarn, with tales of intrigue, daring, resistance, retaliation and escape. On another it's a fascinating account of the resistance movement, the disastrous Allied Greek campaign, the harshness of wartime life in a conquered nation, the civil tensions that divided a young country and the barbarity of the advancing Soviet forces. But at its heart this is an against-all-odds love story between a POW and a local freedom fighter - a true story with all the elements of fast-paced fiction.

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Author's Bio

Doug Gold has had a long and successful media career. With a business partner, he set up the More FM radio network and, later, was a founding partner of NRS Media, an international media company with offices in London, Atlanta, Toronto and Sydney. He has won numerous broadcasting awards and consulted to major media networks globally. He lives in Wellington with his wife, Anemarie.

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