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By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Cooper, Jenny
"Hello. My name is Roly. I'm a donkey. Let me tell you about the time during the First World War when I worked at a place called Gallipoli. I met a man there from New Zealand who was very special. He and I worked as a team to help rescue soldiers who had been hurt in battle. Base ...
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Dear Jim, Your postcard arrived today. I showed it to the family. Mum misses you... Between December 1914 and August 1915 Tom and Jim write to each other whenever they get a chance. Tom talks about life at home on the farm while Jim writes from Egypt and then from the trenches of ...
By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Copper, Jenny
"Gladys loves nothing better than tinkering with car engines and driving at top speed. She also dreams of learning to fly a plane. But it's 1914 and people, especially her mother, keep reminding her that women are not supposed to be adventurous. When war comes, Gladys offers her ...
By Harper, Glyn; Richardson, Colin
"Stories, tailored for younger readers, of New Zealanders who have been awarded the Victoria Cross"--Publisher information.
The highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry is the Victoria Cross. This book examines the history of the award, presenting the stories of those New Zealanders who have won it. It also covers some of the controversies and political machinations surrounding those who ...
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By Harper, Glyn; Illustrated by Mahy, Warren
On 21st May 1941 the 'Sky Soldiers' came to Nikolaos' home island of Crete. This is Nikolaos' story. He tells of how the Allied soldiers who helped the people of Crete were greatly under-resourced in terms of equipment, and how he and the people of his village helped Allied soldi ...
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