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            The Long Flight Home: a heart-breaking and uplifting World War 2 love story

            The Long Flight Home: a heart-breaking and uplifting World War 2 love story (Paperback)

            By Hlad, A. L.

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            A moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice, inspired by the fascinating, yet little-known mission of carrier pigeons during WWII. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Dear Mrs Bird.

            ISBN 9781529311464
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            I Spy: My Life in MI5

            I Spy: My Life in MI5 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marcus, Tom

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            The explosive true story of life in MI5 from the number one bestselling author of Soldier Spy, Tom Marcus

            ISBN 9781509864102
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.

            Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes. (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 9781529000443
            Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

            The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb (Paperback)

            By Kean, Sam

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            New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean tells the incredible story of how a renegade group of spies kept Hitler from obtaining his ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.

            ISBN 9781529374889
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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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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            Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story

            Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story (Paperback)

            By Lewis, Damien

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            The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller. This is the untold true story of the most desperate battle fought by British and allied Special Forces trapped behind enemy lines since World War Two.

            ISBN 9781782060833
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2014
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

            Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Paperback)

            By Radden Keefe, Patrick

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            `A must read' Gillian Flynn `Breathtaking in its scope and ambition... Keefe has produced a searing examination of the nature of truth in war and the toll taken by violence and deceit... Will take its place alongside the best of the books about the Troubles' Sunday Times

            ISBN 9780008159269
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

            The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal (Paperback)

            By Hoffman, David E.

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            'An astonishingly detailed picture of espionage in the 1980s, written with pacey journalistic verve and an eerily contemporary feel.' Ben Macintyre, The Times `A gripping story of courage, professionalism, and betrayal in the secret world.' Rodric Braithwaite, British Ambassador ...in Moscow, 1988-1992 `One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.' Washington Post January, 1977. While the chief of the CIA's Moscow station fills his gas tank, a stranger drops a note into the car. In the years that followed, that stranger, Adolf Tolkachev, became one of the West's most valuable spies. At enormous risk Tolkachev and his handlers conducted clandestine meetings across Moscow, using spy cameras, props, and private codes to elude the KGB in its own backyard - until a shocking betrayal put them all at risk. Drawing on previously classified CIA documents and interviews with first-hand participants, The Billion Dollar Spy is a brilliant feat of reporting and a riveting true story from the final years of the Cold War. 'So gripping at times it reads like spy fiction' Los Angeles Times
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            ISBN 9781785783524
            Released NZ 25 Jul 2018
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            VC Heroes: The True Stories Behind Every Vc Winner Since World War Two
             

            VC Heroes: The True Stories Behind Every Vc Winner Since World War Two (Paperback)

            By Cawthorne, Nigel

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            Forged in battle, from the shell-scarred hills of Korea, to the windswept marshland of East Falkland and today's counter-insurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, each one of these VCs has a uniquely inspiring tale to tell. This is their incredible story.

            ISBN 9781857828108
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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            The Hero from Nithdale Station: The remarkable true-life story of Major Charles W.H. Tripp - 'The Boss'
              

            The Hero from Nithdale Station: The remarkable true-life story of Major Charles W.H. Tripp - 'The Boss' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tripp, Dick

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            Be inspired by the courage of this hard-working Southland farmer who led the First Commando Fiji Guerrillas in World War II. Charlie Tripp, aka The Boss, bought Nithdale Station near Gore in 1924 and developed it into a stunning family legacy. Nithdale Genetics is now among the b...est in New Zealand. Charlie Tripp is an extraordinary hero.
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            ISBN 9780473462291
            Published NZ 19 Dec 2018
            Publisher Wild Side Publishing
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