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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...d on real people and events, this is the heartwarming story of Richard Alexander Henderson, a soldier in the New Zealand Medical Corps, and the donkey he discovers wandering and hungry on a Gallipoli road. Richard and Roly form a strong friendship and, working together, they courageously save the lives of many wounded soldiers. But now the army has received top-secret orders to leave Gallipoli - and quickly. All the donkeys must be left behind. Richard is heartbroken. What will become of his dear friend Roly?"--Publisher information. Includes factual information on the Gallipolli Campaign and the life of Richard Alexander Henderson.Read more
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By Harper, Glyn; Richardson, Colin
"Stories, tailored for younger readers, of New Zealanders who have been awarded the Victoria Cross"--Publisher information.
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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...se nominations have been declined.Read more
By Harper, Glyn
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Historian Glyn Harper tells the story of the campaign in the words of the New Zealand soldiers who were there. Having worked through archives in New Zealand and overseas, combed newspapers, and conducted a national call-out to descendents of Gallipoli soldiers, Harper has assembl...ed over 500 letters home, of which 150 are included in this book.Read more
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