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            Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War
             

            Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War (Hardback)

            By Soutar, Monty

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            A fascinating look at the Pioneer Battalion (the Battalion created for Maori to serve) that will shed light on the reasons why some men signed on to serve, and others staunchly resisted the call to join the imperial conflict.

            ISBN 9781869539580
            Published NZ 7 Jun 2019
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Australian Code Breakers: Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich

            Australian Code Breakers: Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Phelps, James

            • RRP: $36.99
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            Long before Bletchley Park, Australia had its own version of Enigma. The untold story of how a former Australian headmaster and his mostly female team cracked one of Germany's most complex codes, paving the way for the greatest Allied naval victory of World War I. On 11 August 19...14, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richards boarded the SS Hobart in Port Phillip, Melbourne, suspecting the German merchant vessel fleeing Australia was carrying more than wool and wheat. He was right. After hiding under a bed for six hours and holding a German officer at gunpoint, Richards seized a top-secret naval codebook - the first to be obtained by any Allied force. The fledgling Australian Navy had an opportunity to immediately change the course of the war. But what exactly had they found? Enter the ANZAC codebreakers ... Recruited by savvy top brass, maths whizz and German speaker Frederick Wheatley worked night and day to fathom the basic principles of the code and start tracking the powerful German Pacific Fleet led by the brilliant and dashing Graf Maximilian von Spee. Soon Melbourne was a hub of international Allied intelligence, and the British Royal Navy - following a disastrous naval defeat at Coronel, off Chile, on 1 November - was sending all intercepted messages to Wheatley for decryption. In a dramatic race to neutralise the threat in the Pacific, the Anzac team grappled with the Germans' latest ingenious modifications to the code, finally unlocking all its secrets and providing vital information that set up a pivotal Allied victory in the Falkland Islands. A thrilling, fast-paced and thoroughly modern telling of one of Australia's greatest unknown military triumphs, written by our number-one true-crime writer. Welcome to ANZAC Codebreakers.
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            ISBN 9781460756225
            Published NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Dark Journey: Three key NZ battles of the western front
              

            Dark Journey: Three key NZ battles of the western front (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harper, Glyn

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            Definitive account of three key NZ battles of the Western Front, WWI. This significant volume represents the culmination of over seven years' writing and research by esteemed military historian Glyn Harper. The book includes the revision and reissuing of his two earlier detailed ...histories of the New Zealand Divisions' major Western Front battles of World War One - Massacre at Passchendaele (2000), Spring Offensive (2003) - combined with a previously unpublished account of the third major battle of the Somme, at Bapaume, during which several VCs were awarded to New Zealand troops. Dark Journey presents the first comprehensive overview of New Zealand's involvement in World War One by one of our most highly regarded historians. It also provides deep analysis of the NZ war contribution, with startling revelations about the true scale of casualties, consistently under-reported in the past. This is Glyn Harper's master work, bringing together research and resources from his previous books, presenting the full story of New Zealand's Western Front experiences on a deservedly grand scale.
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            ISBN 9781460750438
            Published NZ 23 Mar 2015
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            For Home and Empire: Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War
              

            For Home and Empire: Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marti, Steve

            • RRP: $120.50
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            For Home and Empire compares home-front mobilization during the First World War in three British dominions, using a settler colonial framework to show that voluntary efforts strengthened communal bonds while reinforcing class, race, and gender boundaries.

            ISBN 9780774861212
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Studies in Canadian Military History
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            Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women who Ran World War One's Most Remarkable Military Hospital
             

            Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women who Ran World War One's Most Remarkable Military Hospital (Hardback, Main)

            By Moore, Wendy

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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            The forgotten and inspiring story of a London hospital during the First World War which was staffed entirely by women.

            ISBN 9781786495846
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Krithia: Gallipoli
               

            Krithia: Gallipoli (Paperback)

            By Chambers, Stephen

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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 20

            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 Mar 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

            • RRP: $64.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            Relatively unusual personal memoir of a tunnelling officer

            ISBN 9781526714411
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
             

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Irish Servicewomen in the Great War: From Western Front to the Roaring Twenties
              

            Irish Servicewomen in the Great War: From Western Front to the Roaring Twenties (Hardback)

            By Walsh, Barbara

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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            The story of the Irish women who responded to the call for volunteers on the Western Front in 1917. This is the history of those women who joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps from every class, creed, family background and ability.

            ISBN 9781526767943
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Military Service Tribunals and Boards in the Great War: Determining the Fate of Britain's and New Zealand's Conscripts
             

            Military Service Tribunals and Boards in the Great War: Determining the Fate of Britain's and New Zealand's Conscripts (Paperback)

            By Littlewood, David

            • RRP: $84.99
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            While a plethora of studies have discussed why so many men decided to volunteer for the army during the Great War, the experiences of those who were called up under conscription have received relatively little scrutiny. Even when the implementation of the respective Military Serv...ice Acts has been investigated, scholars have usually focused on only the distinct minority of those eligible who expressed conscientious objections. It is rare to see equal significance placed on the fact that substantial numbers of men appealed, or were appealed for, on the grounds that their domestic, business, or occupational circumstances meant they should not be expected to serve. David Littlewood analyses the processes undergone by these men, and the workings of the bodies charged with assessing their cases, through a sustained transnational comparison of the British and New Zealand contexts.
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            ISBN 9780367348892
            Released NZ 21 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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