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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

            • RRP: $79.99
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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
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            The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

            The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adlington, Lucy

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps.

            ISBN 9781529311976
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Long Journey Home
             

            The Long Journey Home (Paperback)

            By Blench, Cecily

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            But war is coming and when the Japanese invade, Kate and Edwin are forced to flee. With the fallout of war all around them, in a place far from home, will Kate and Edwin survive their journey and find the peace they both so desperately seek?

            ISBN 9781838773816
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Dover Cafe On the Front Line: A dramatic and heartwarming WWII saga

            The Dover Cafe On the Front Line: A dramatic and heartwarming WWII saga (Paperback)

            By Bell, Ginny

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            I loved it.' Rosie Goodwin on The Dover Cafe at War - - - - - - - - - Readers love The Dover Cafe at War: 'A brilliant evocation of a family and community pulling together in wartime.

            ISBN 9781838773748
            Released NZ 23 Sep 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Checkmate in Berlin: The First Battle of the Cold War

            Checkmate in Berlin: The First Battle of the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Milton, Giles

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            An exhilarating account of the international struggle for power in the aftermath of WWII.

            ISBN 9781529393163
            Released NZ 27 May 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War

            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This Bomber Mafia asked- What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points - industrial or ...transportation hubs - cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.
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            ISBN 9780241535868
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Dog with Seven Names

            The Dog with Seven Names (Paperback)

            By Wolfer, Dianne

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            A tiny dog, the runt of the litter, is born on a remote cattle station. She shouldn't have survived, but when Elsie finds her - and names her Princess - she becomes a beloved pet. Life is perfect a until the War comes. With the Japanese air raids coming closer, Elsie's family lea...ves the Pilbara for the south and safety. But the small dog has to stay behind. After travelling far from home she becomes a hospital dog and sees war come to Western Australia. She is now called Flynn and witnesses wonderful and terrible things and looks after lots of different humans a But through all her adventures and many names, the little dog remembers Elsie, who loved her best of all. Will she ever find her again?
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            ISBN 9780143787457
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2018
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            World War II

            World War II (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $24.00
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            In collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, go back in time and experience history with this picture-led guide to the Second World War. This book tells the story of the second devastating conflict of the 20th century that tore the world apart by - divided by international alli...ances and growing tensions between nations. Meet the key players who influenced the outcome of this global struggle. Explore major events such as the attack on Pearl Harbour, the Battle of Britain, the D-Day invasion, and the atomic bombs in Japan, and discover how clever code-breakers developed new technology to decipher hidden messages and gain military advantage over their enemies. DK Eyewitness World War II expertly illustrates the lessons of the Second World War and how they impact our world today. This museum in a book uses striking full-colour photographs and illustrations of warfare, weaponry, vehicles, maps, and secret documents along with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines to reveal this conflict as never before. Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new eyewitness feature - fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.
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            ISBN 9780241383971
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942

            Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta 1942 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hastings, Max

            • RRP: $39.99
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            An epic, intimate new account of one of the greatest naval dramas of World War II, from number one bestselling historian Max Hastings.

            ISBN 9780008364953
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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