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              Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918
                

              Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918 (Hardback, New title)

              By Pelvin, Richard

              • RRP: $69.99
              • $55.99
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              This illustrated book is a moving pictorial record of World War I as experienced by the ANZACs. Over 500 rarely seen photos, historic maps, letters and diaries from the War Memorial archives, as well as detailed captions and illustrated timelines bring to life the ANZAC story as ...experienced by the ordinary soldier.
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              ISBN 9781740661423
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2004
              Publisher Hardie Grant Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Grey Ghosts
                 

              Grey Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Challinor, Deborah

              • RRP: $38.00
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              We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin...g, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
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              ISBN 9781869507718
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Teddy Tells : The (nearly All True) Memoirs Of A Stuffed Mascot, Teddy King, S.m.
               

              Teddy Tells : The (nearly All True) Memoirs Of A Stuffed Mascot, Teddy King, S.m.

              By Logan, Felicity

              • RRP: $26.00
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              As we begin to commemorate World War I, you will be considering material to display for your borrowers. How are you going to present the reality of war to youngsters? Try the Memoirs of a teddy-bear mascot! In an informative and not-too-demanding read for pre-teens or older . . .... let me introduce TEDDY KING, now aged 100! "T.K." belonged to a baby girl named Nancy. He is a feisty veteran of WORLD WAR ONE, when Nancy's father was on Gallipoli and then commanded the Pioneer Battalion. Teddy King was his Stuffed Mascot. Nancy became a nurse, serving in WORLD WAR TWO in the Pacific. Teddy King went with her, and both returned safely. Can you imagine the tales T.K. can tell? Now both Nancy and T.K. are 100 years old and live in Otaki. It was time to write his official "Memoirs". The book has a spine and 108 pages with illustrations, historical photos, bibliography and list of websites.
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              ISBN 9780473262914
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
              Publisher Misc Pub
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              A Rose for the Anzac Boys

              A Rose for the Anzac Boys (Paperback)

              By French, Jackie

              • RRP: $17.99
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              It is 1915. War is being fought on an horrific scale in the trenches in France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old Midge MacPherson, who has been sent to England to learn to be a young lady. .

              ISBN 9780732285401
              Published NZ 26 Mar 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Soldier Boy
               

              Soldier Boy (Paperback, New title)

              By Hill, Anthony

              • RRP: $25.00
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              On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, the story of how a young and enthusiastic schoolboy became Australia's youngest Anzac. Ages ...12 and over.
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              ISBN 9780141003306
              Published NZ 2 Apr 2001
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Ghosts of ANZAC
                 

              Ghosts of ANZAC (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Howe, Onesimus William

              • RRP: $37.50
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              Old soldiers never tell their war stories? This one did: "General Johnstone tried to compliment us on our 'work' but was cut up too much when he heard of our losses. He was visibly affected. We marched to Mametz Wood and there Col. Plugge also tried to address us but he could not... control his feelings either. We went into the trenches with 804 men. Came out with 201. Our casualties for the two stints were 603. Plugge was far too cut up to say a word about it. We camped in the woods for the night..." Onesimus William Howe served in the Auckland Infantry Regiment. His unit was the first to hit the beach at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli. In fact, Howe's experiences at Gallipoli are quoted by historian Chris Pugsley in his book Gallipoli - The New Zealand Story. But it is what happened next that defined WWI for the ANZACS, when they came face to face with heavily armed Germans at the Somme. In this important new work, taken directly from his battlefield diary, see the events of 1916 as if you are there: "That left me in charge of the gun. Percy and I are the only ones left on this gun now..." Compelling, honest, surprising, uncensored.
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              ISBN 9780473322069
              Published NZ 20 May 2015
              Publisher Nationwide Books
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              Blood Brothers
                  

              Blood Brothers (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Hopkins-Weise, Jeff

              By the middle of the nineteenth century, the very existence of European colonial settlement in New Zealand was under threat. With Queen Victoria's British forces stretched thinly across the globe, the New Zealand colony had to look to its sister colonial states in Australia fo...r support. This ground-breaking work shows, for the first time in detail, how the military, social and economic brotherhood later embodied in the notion of the Anzac spirit began not on the sandy beaches of Gallipoli but 50 years earlier in the damp forests and fields of the North Island of New Zealand
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              ISBN 9781742288628
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              Language en
              Released NZ 22 Jan 2007
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Tobruk
                 

              Tobruk (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

              • RRP: $38.00
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              In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcement and supplies within eight weeks. eight months later, these heroic, gallant determined men were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort ...against the might of Rommel's Africa Corps.
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              ISBN 9780732286316
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Second World War
               

              Second World War (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Pelvin, Richard

              • RRP: $69.99
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              A companion volume to 2004's acclaimed Anzac , this book provides a pictorial record of WWII as fought by Army Corps, and experienced by everyday Australians. It contains over 500 rare photos, historic maps, letters and diary entries from Australian War Memorial archives.

              ISBN 9781740662826
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2005
              Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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              Back Home: Wartime Efforts
               

              Back Home: Wartime Efforts (Paperback)

              • RRP: $16.00
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              BACK HOME: Wartime efforts is another publication designed to help youngsters understand the conditions of everyday life "back home" during World War Two: what people did to aid the war effort, social / practical / economic issues etc. It also refers to the Great War: details of ...the only four horses returning to New Zealand after World War One and mention of how various communities celebrated the end of that war. There is an article on Teddy King and his human Captain G A King. In its 32 pages it has several ANZAC poems and numerous historical photos from both war periods.
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              ISBN 9780473234676
              Published NZ 12 Dec 2013
              Publisher Misc Pub
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