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            The Front Line: Images of New Zealanders in the Second World War
             

            The Front Line: Images of New Zealanders in the Second World War (Hardback)

            By Harper, Glyn; Other primary creator Lemish, Susan

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            A landmark book exploring New Zealand's second world war effort through over 800 photographs, many never before published and many live-action shots taken by those at the front. The images span North Africa, Europe and the Pacific, as well as action on the water and in the air -e...very battle and theatre in which New Zealanders fought. The text by one of New Zealand's leading military historians places the images in context. Chapters on prisoners of war, the home front and New Zealand's role in Japan after the end of hostilities in the Pacific round out this rich visual account of a conflict that dominated all aspects of New Zealand life for seven years.
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            ISBN 9780995140738
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died
              

            Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Macfie, Rebecca

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Feb 22

            On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a massive explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain range in New Zealand's South Island. Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, suspenseful account of a disaster that shook New Zealand and the world.

            ISBN 9781927249789
            Published NZ 15 Feb 2022
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science
             

            In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Coulthart, Ross

            • RRP: $36.99
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            An award-winning journalist investigates a story largely ignored by mainstream media but is right there, in front of our eyes Investigative journalist Ross Coulthart has been intrigued by UFOs since mysterious glowing lights were reported near New Zealand's Kaikoura mountain rang...es when he was a teenager. The 1978 Kaikoura sighting is just one of thousands described around the world since the 1940s, and yet research into UFOs has traditionally been seen as the realm of crackpots and conspiracy theorists. Then, in 2020, after decades of denial, the US Department of Defence made the astonishing admission that strange aerial and underwater objects frequently reported and videoed by pilots and tracked by sensors are real, unexplained and pose a genuine national security concern. Coulthart felt compelled to investigate, embarking on what has become the most confronting and challenging story of his career. Now the five-time Walkley Award winner presents his findings. Coulthart has spoken to witnesses, researchers, scientists, spies and defence and intelligence officials and insiders. Many are convinced we are not alone, while some have been investigating and utilising what appear to be extraordinary potential new technologies, including radical propulsion systems, leaving Coulthart convinced that the world is on the cusp of extraordinary technological breakthroughs and cultural revelations. Bizarre, sometimes mind blowing and always utterly fascinating, In Plain Sight uncovers a story that has largely escaped the radar of mainstream media coverage. And yet, as Coulthart argues, it's a story that's been there all along. Now it's time to see what's right in front of our eyes.
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            ISBN 9781460759066
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Forgotten
             

            The Forgotten (Hardback)

            By Chamberlain, Mary

            • RRP: $36.40
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            • Internationally sourced

            How do you rebuild a life from the ashes of despair?

            ISBN 9781786079077
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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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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            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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            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Read by Merriman, Helena

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            The true story of the most remarkable escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

            ISBN 9781529333961
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Operation Trojan Horse: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years

            Operation Trojan Horse: The true story behind the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davis, Stephen

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            **Soon to be a major TV drama** The true story behind the secret of Flight 149 and the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years.

            ISBN 9781789464610
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Last Survivor

            The Last Survivor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Krake, Frank

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            The international bestselling and inspirational story of the man who survived not one, but three Holocaust concentration camps and one of the biggest maritime disasters in World War 2

            ISBN 9781841885278
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Polynesia, 900-1600
               

            Polynesia, 900-1600 (Paperback, New edition)

            By Williams, Madi

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            A historical overview and thematic examination of Polynesia (especially New Zealand and its outlying islands), 900-1600.

            ISBN 9781641892148
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Past Imperfect
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            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live

            Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ebert, Lily; With Forman, Dov

            • RRP: $39.99
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            The incredibly moving and powerful memoir by an Auschwitz survivor who made headlines round the world in 2020

            ISBN 9781529073416
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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