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            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide
              

            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, James

            • RRP: $85.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            On April 24th 1915 Armenian intellectuals of the Ottoman Empire were arrested en masse marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The following day, April 25th 1915, saw the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli. This book draws the connections between t...hese two landmark historical events: the genocide of the minority Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire and the Anzac soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Through eye witness accounts of Anzac soldiers witnessing the genocide, to a history of the Australasian involvement in the international Armenian relief campaign, and enduring discussions around genocide recognition, James Robins explores the international political implications that this unexplored history still has today.
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            ISBN 9780755600311
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV
             

            The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Byrne, Jaci

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 21

            The inspirational true story of an Allied POW appointed Kapellmeister to the Nazis in Auschwitz. When called up to fight in yet another World War, Drum Major Jackson promised his beloved wife Mabel that he would return to lead his band and play for her once more. In May 1940, he ...was captured at Dunkirk and interned in several German forced labour camps throughout Poland. Two years later he was transferred to Auschwitz IV, part of the notorious concentration camp complex where it is not widely known held Allied POWs. When his captors appointed Jackson their 'Kapellmeister' (man in charge of music), he seized the opportunity to provide entertainment for his fellow prisoners at rehearsals, and cover for escapees during concerts. Finally liberated in May 1945, malnourished and gravely ill, Jackson carried his secret war diary-an incredible expose on five years of life and death in Nazi concentration camps. THE MUSIC MAKER OF AUSCHWITZ IV, based on Jackson's diary, is written by his granddaughter. It is a thrilling testament to the resilience one man found in the darkest of times through his two greatest loves-music and the woman who waited for him.
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            ISBN 9781922387820
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Krithia: Gallipoli
              

            Krithia: Gallipoli (Paperback)

            By Chambers, Stephen

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            After the landings at Gallipoli, the three battles of Krithia dominated the fighting in Helles. These battles also involved troops from Australian and New Zealand, whose contribution in the area is often neglected.

            ISBN 9781473875470
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Battleground II
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            Directing the Tunnellers' War: The Tunnelling Memoirs of Captain H Dixon MC RE
             

            Directing the Tunnellers' War: The Tunnelling Memoirs of Captain H Dixon MC RE (Hardback)

            By Robinson, Phillip

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            Relatively unusual personal memoir of a tunnelling officer

            ISBN 9781526714411
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            We will not cease
              

            We will not cease (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Baxter, Archibald

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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            We Will Not Cease is the unflinching account of New Zealander Archibald Baxter's brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War I.

            ISBN 9781988592992
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Australian POWs: The untold stories of WWI
             

            Australian POWs: The untold stories of WWI (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Coombes, David

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 21

            Comrades in distress we were, and it was now that one felt the existence of a brotherhood that establishes itself in circumstances of this kind ... A few of the men are very dejected, and appear to be losing all interest in themselves, their habits and practices not being approve...d by the majority. In some cases, for the most miserable reward, they cringe to the Germans for the chance of being of some service; others also, despite the fact their bodies can ill-afford the sacrifice, trade their boots and other clothing in exchange for food and smokes ... This is regrettable, but censure has no effect on the few. Most of us have resolved to maintain some sort of dignity, though 'tis difficult. So wrote Australian prisoner of war (POW) Corporal Lancelot Davies who was captured at the First Battle of Bullecourt on 11 April 1917 where Allied forces were 'badly smashed up'. Davies was one of almost 1,200 Australians captured that day, facing an uncertain future at the hands of their German captors. - he described the future as 'blank' and unpredictable. The experiences of Australian prisoners of war (POWs) or Kriegsgefangeners held captive in Germany has been largely forgotten or ignored - overshadowed by the horrid stories of Australians imprisoned by the Japanese during World War Two. Yet, as David Coombes makes known, the stories are interesting and significant - not only providing an account of what those young Australian soldiers experienced, and the spirit they showed in responding to captivity - but also for the insight it provides into Germany in the last eighteen months of the war. Coombes draws upon previous inaccessible records - including the interviews conducted many years before by Chalk - as well as private papers and unpublished manuscripts. He paints a vivid picture of young soldiers who survived the trauma of battle, only to find themselves facing an unknown fate at the hands of an often vindictive and cruel enemy. These 'comrades in distress', many wound
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            ISBN 9781922387776
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rendezvous with Death: Anzac Stories of the Great War
             

            Rendezvous with Death: Anzac Stories of the Great War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ramsland, John

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 21

            Some AIF men had a rendezvous with death in the 'silence in the summer night', but many were to survive only to face 'the thudding of the guns', again and again until 11 November 1918 at 11am. Their stories were about ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. They endur...ed physical and psychological horrors. This volume by historian John Ramsland is packed with unusual stories of a deeply personal nature: gripping, frequently harrowing and sometimes chilling. They are bought vividly to life from when the first shot was fired until the last bullet and, then, beyond to the aftermath. Such studies are first-hand, meticulously researched and comprehensively analysed. From the life stories of historical figures, known or unknown, celebrated or forgotten, the author elegantly crafts an anthology of epic heroism in WWI. In it, he chronicles the harsh reality of it all; he creates a strong picture of living conditions for frontline soldiers in the South Pacific, Gallipoli, the Western Front and Palestine.
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            ISBN 9780909608996
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Times: The Joy of Railways: Remembering the Golden Age of Trainspotting

            The Times: The Joy of Railways: Remembering the Golden Age of Trainspotting (Hardback, Contains 1 Hardback)

            By Holland, Julian; Books, Times

            • RRP: $85.00
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            Journey back to the 1950s and 60s with this nostalgic look at Britain's railways in their glory days. Packed with hundreds of photographs, journey logs, trainspotting notebooks and ephemera. This is a vivid recollection of the whole atmosphere of the railways during that glorious... era.
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            ISBN 9780008323769
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Great War to Great Escape: The Two Wars of Flight Lieutenant Bernard 'Pop' Green Mc
             

            Great War to Great Escape: The Two Wars of Flight Lieutenant Bernard 'Pop' Green Mc (Hardback)

            By Green, Laurence

            • RRP: $69.99
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            Laurence Green has pieced together the story of his grandfather, Bernard Green, who survived both the First and Second World War. In WWI, he endured the trenches, suffering serious injury and earning the Military Cross. In WWII, he flew a Hampden bomber and managed to escape from... Stalag Luft III as part of the 'Great Escape' in March 1944.
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            ISBN 9780956269638
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2015
            Publisher South Pacific Books Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River

            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By David, O'Mara,

            • RRP: $44.99
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            Provides a detailed guide to the early fighting on the Somme in 1914 and 1915 in what became the British area.

            ISBN 9781526722447
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Battleground Books: WWI
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