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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 22

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz
             

            The Nazis Knew My Name: A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hellinger, Magda; Lee, Maya; With Brewster, David

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 21

            The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity. In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and ne...arly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The women were told they'd be working at a shoe factory. At Auschwitz the SS soon discovered that by putting Jewish prisoners in charge of the day-to-day running of the accommodation blocks, camp administration and workforces, they could both reduce the number of guards required and deflect the distrust of the prisoner population away from themselves. Magda was one such prisoner selected for leadership and over three years served in many prisoner leader roles, from room leader, to block leader - at one time in charge of the notorious Experimental Block 10 where reproductive experiments were performed on hundreds of women - and eventually camp leader, responsible for 30,000 women. She found herself constantly walking a dangerously fine line: using every possible opportunity to save lives while avoiding suspicion by the SS, and risking torture or execution. Through her bold intelligence, sheer audacity, inner strength and shrewd survival instincts, she was able to rise above the horror and cruelty of the camps and build pivotal relationships with the women under her watch, and even some of Auschwitz's most notorious Nazi senior officers including the Commandant, Josef Kramer. Based on Magda's personal account and completed by her daughter Maya's extensive research, including testimonies from fellow Auschwitz survivors, this awe-inspiring tale offers us incredible insight into human nature, the power of resilience, and the goodness that can shine through even in the most horrific of conditions.
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            ISBN 9781760859299
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Losing the Battle, Winning the War: How we can all defy the odds we're given
              

            Losing the Battle, Winning the War: How we can all defy the odds we're given (Hardback)

            By Parkinson, Ben

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Aug 21

            The inspirational story of how the most injured soldier from the Afghanistan conflict defied all odds by surviving, talking and walking again, and the incredible feats he's undertaken for charity since - proving that we can all survive adversity and thrive on it when we back ours...elves.
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            ISBN 9780751580273
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History
             

            The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History (Hardback, Main)

            By Fox, Margalit

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Sep 21

            The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.

            ISBN 9781788162715
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France
             

            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Hardback)

            By Marnham, Patrick

            • RRP: $42.99
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            Courage and betrayal in Occupied France, involving British Intelligence, the Gestapo and the French Resistance

            ISBN 9781786078094
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            Unbroken

            Unbroken (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)

            By Hillenbrand, Laura

            • RRP: $26.99
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            Now a major film directed by Angelina Jolie to be released in 2014, this is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from the author of 'Seabiscuit'.

            ISBN 9780007580576
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            464 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            82 Days on Okinawa: One American's Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War's Greatest Battle
             

            82 Days on Okinawa: One American's Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War's Greatest Battle (Paperback)

            By Shaw, Art; Wise, Robert L.

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 21

            A gritty, first-person account. ... One can hear Shaw's voice as if he were sitting beside you. -Wall Street Journal An unforgettable soldier's-eye view of the Pacific War's bloodiest battle, by the first American officer ashore Okinawa. On Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, 1.5 milli...on men gathered aboard 1,500 Allied ships off the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The men were there to launch the largest amphib ious assault on the Pacific Theater. War planners expected an 80 percent casualty rate. The first American officer ashore was then-Major Art Shaw (1920-2020), a unit commander in the U.S. Army's 361st Field Artillery Battalion of the 96th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Deadeyes. For the next three months, Shaw and his men served near the front lines of the Pacific's costliest battle, their artillery proving decisive against a phantom enemy who had entrenched itself in the rugged, craggy island. Over eighty-two days, the Allies fought the Japanese army in a campaign that would claim more than 150,000 human lives. When the final calculations were made, the Deadeyes were estimated to have killed 37,763 of the enemy. The 361st Field Artillery Battalion had played a crucial role in the victory. The campaign would be the last major battle of World War II and a key pivot point leading to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to the Japanese surrender in August, two months after the siege's end. Filled with extraordinary details, Shaw's gripping account gives lasting testimony to the courage and bravery displayed by so many on the hills of Okinawa.
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            ISBN 9780062907455
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Call to Kill: The first in a brand new high-octane SAS series
             

            Call to Kill: The first in a brand new high-octane SAS series (Hardback)

            By Billingham, Billy; Woodman, Conor

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            The first in a new action series from television star, ex-SAS solider, body guard to the stars and bestselling nonfiction author.

            ISBN 9781529364552
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Wrens of World War II: Bletchley's Secret Source
             

            The Wrens of World War II: Bletchley's Secret Source (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hore, Peter

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 21

            The World War II codebreaking station at Bletchley is well known and its activities documented in detail. Its decryption capabilities were vital to the war effort, significantly aiding Allied victory. But where did the messages being deciphered come from in the first place? This ...is the extraordinary untold story of the Y service, a secret even more closely guarded than Bletchley Park. The Y service was the code for the chain of wireless intercept stations around Britain and all over the world. Hundreds of wireless operators, many of them who were civilians, listened to German, Italian and Japanese radio networks and meticulously logged everything they heard. Some messages were then used tactically but most were sent on to Station X - Bletchley Park - where they were deciphered, translated and consolidated to build a comprehensive overview of the enemy's movements and intentions. Peter Hore delves into the fascinating history of the Y service, with particular reference to the girls of the Women's Royal Naval Service: Wrens who escaped from Singapore to Colombo as the war raged, only to be torpedoed in the Atlantic on their way back to Britain; the woman who had a devastatingly true premonition that disaster would strike on her way to Gibraltar; the Australian who went from being captain of the English Women's Cricket team to a WWII Wren to the head of Abbotleigh girls school in Sydney; how the Y service helped to hunt the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic, and how it helped to torpedo a Japanese cruiser in the Indian Ocean. Together, these incredible stories build a picture of World War II as it has never been viewed before.
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            ISBN 9781922488633
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Infiltrators: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis
             

            The Infiltrators: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis (Paperback, Main)

            By Ohler, Norman

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Sep 21

            The incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin, by the author of the internationally bestselling Blitzed.

            ISBN 9781838952136
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2021
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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