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            Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?: A powerful true story of love and survival
             

            Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?: A powerful true story of love and survival (Paperback)

            By Greasley, Horace

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            Horace 'Jim' Greasley was twenty years of age in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and latterly Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seve...n weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, in Northern France, with just thirty rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch. Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on 25th May 1940 and forced to endure a ten week march across France and Belgium en-route to Holland. Horace survived...barely...food was scarce; he took nourishment from dandelion leaves, small insects and occasionally a secret food package from a sympathetic villager, and drank rain water from ditches. Many of his fellow comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through sheer exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors. He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time, sometimes two, three times every week. Horace broke out of the camp then crept back in again under the cover of darkness after his natural urges were fulfilled. He brought food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meagre rations. He broke out of the camp over two hundred times and towards the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in. The BBC news would be delivered daily to over 3,000 prisoners. This is an incredible tale of one man's adversity and defiance of the German nation.
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            ISBN 9781789461619
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sabre Squadron

            Sabre Squadron (Paperback)

            By Spence, Cameron

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            * PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY * With the outbreak of Gulf War hostilities a unit from 22 SAS slipped quietly over the border and into the enemy's backyard. It would be six weeks before any of the patrol again reached safety. Sabre Squadron recounts in graphic detail their scud-bust...ing operations deep inside Iraq. They were operating alone and out of reach of reinforcements, with the threat of detection and its fatal consequences ever present. Yet their determination to wreak havoc behind enemy lines remained undimmed, culminating in an attack that decisively reconfirmed the regiment's awesome reputation. Cameron Spence, a senior NCO on the operation, takes you as close to the fighting SAS as you are ever likely to get, conveying the relentless tension, black humour and camaraderie punctuated by explosive, nerve-shredding action that characterized the mission. This is the true story of an SAS operation of breathtaking audacity and flair, carried out under unimaginable pressure, in the face of impossible odds. 'A brilliantly authentic account of war with an SAS patrol, it's a fantastic read' - ANDY MCNAB, bestselling author of Bravo Two Zero 'Tense and at times terrifying... a well told action story' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'A terrific read' - THE TIMES 'Blood, guts and military macho - as authentic as anything you are likely to read' - MAIL ON SUNDAY
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            ISBN 9781405943888
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Great Escapes of the First World War

            Great Escapes of the First World War (Hardback)

            By Bilton, Rachel

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            First-hand experiences - the stories are written by soldiers who describe what happened to them during the war therefore the stories were written while the images were fresh in their minds.

            ISBN 9781473887732
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            The Forger

            The Forger (Paperback)

            By Schonhaus, Cioma; Translated by Bance, Alan J.

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            In wartime Berlin, Cioma Schonhaus discovered a way of turning his talent for graphic design to good use: he forged documents which helped save hundreds of Jewish lives. This title presents his astonishing story of wartime survival.

            ISBN 9781862079878
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2008
            Publisher Granta Books
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            Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope

            Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope (Paperback)

            By Adut, Deng Thiak; With McKelvey, Ben

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            The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, Australian lawyer, and man of hope.

            ISBN 9780733640520
            Published NZ 31 Jul 2018
            Publisher Hachette
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            One Woman's War and Peace: A nurse's journey in the Royal Australian Air Force
              

            One Woman's War and Peace: A nurse's journey in the Royal Australian Air Force (EPUB ebook)

            By Bown, Wing Commander Sharon,

            Sharon Bown's remarkable 16-year career with the RAAF saw her deployed to East Timor, Bali and Afghanistan. From barely surviving a helicopter crash to commanding a combat surgical team, her story is a confronting, but ultimately inspirational, account of what our men and women i...n the military experience, and the price they pay for their service.
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            ISBN 9781775593126
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            Language en
            Published NZ 24 Oct 2016
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Extreme Risk
             

            Extreme Risk (Paperback)

            By Hunter, Chris

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            An account that chronicles the remarkable journey of a teenager with few hopes and limited prospects who went on to become one of the most successful counter-terrorism operators in Britain.

            ISBN 9780552157599
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2011
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Great Escape
             

            The Great Escape (Paperback, New edition)

            By Brickhill, Paul

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            This is the famous story of mass escape from a World War II German PoW camp that inspired the classic film.

            ISBN 9780304356874
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2001
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Cassell Military Paperbacks
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            Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.

            Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Geraint

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            The reality of war laid bare in this funny, furious and moving account of one man's tour of Helmand.

            ISBN 9781529000412
            Released NZ 14 May 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Bravo Two Zero: 20th Anniversary Edition

            Bravo Two Zero: 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, Special edition)

            By McNab, Andy

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            In January 1991, eight members of SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek ...and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: Bravo Two Zero.
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            ISBN 9780552168823
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2013
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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