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            The Stringbags
              

            The Stringbags (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ennis, Garth; Drawings by Holden, P. J.

            • RRP: $63.50
            • $63.50
            • Pub Date
              30 May 20

            Presents the story of the men who crewed the Fairey Swordfish, a biplane in an age of monoplanes: from their triumphs against the Italian Fleet at Taranto and the German battleship Bismarck in the mid-Atlantic, to the deadly challenge of the Channel Dash in the bleak winter water...s of their homeland.
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            ISBN 9781682475034
            Released NZ 30 May 2020
            Publisher Naval Institute Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 May 2020
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            The Outpost: Now a Major Motion Picture
             

            The Outpost: Now a Major Motion Picture (Paperback)

            By Tapper, Jake

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of the deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic.

            ISBN 9780008359362
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Victoria Cross Wars: Battles, Campaigns and Conflicts of All the VC Heroes
               

            The Victoria Cross Wars: Battles, Campaigns and Conflicts of All the VC Heroes (Paperback)

            By Best, Brian

            • RRP: $48.50
            • $43.65
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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Each section or chapter contains a full description of the campaign or conflict in question, its origins and outcome. All conflicts and campaigns that resulted in the award of the Victoria Cross are examined in chronological order.

            ISBN 9781526781475
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Jun 2020
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            Sand and Steel: A New History of D-Day
             

            Sand and Steel: A New History of D-Day (Paperback)

            By Caddick-Adams, Peter

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            The most comprehensive and authoritative history of D-Day ever published `Extraordinary' Andrew Roberts`Fascinating' Daily Mail`Magisterial' James Holland________________ 6 June 1944, 4 a.m. Hundreds of boats assemble off the coast of Normandy.

            ISBN 9781784753481
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Acts of Valour: The History of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand
              

            Acts of Valour: The History of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated / Revised)

            By Harper, Glyn; Richardson, Colin

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
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            "A history of the Victoria Cross with regard to New Zealanders, including accounts of all New Zealand-born or associated winners of this honour"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775540502
            Published NZ 25 Jul 2016
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
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            Saving the Light at Chartres: How the Great Cathedral Was Protected During World War II
             

            Saving the Light at Chartres: How the Great Cathedral Was Protected During World War II (Hardback)

            By Pollak, Victor

            • RRP: $66.99
            • $66.99
            • Pub Date
              15 May 20

            In a book in the spirit of The Monuments Men, Victor Pollak describes the efforts to save Chartres Cathedral.

            ISBN 9780811739016
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Stackpole Books
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            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War

            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War (Paperback)

            By Davies, Will Dr.

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $29.69
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            The Forgotten explores an often-overlooked part of Australia's rich and diverse history - the service and sacrifice of the Chinese Labour Corps who worked under the British and French on the Western Front during the First World War. It puts the story of the Chinese Labour Corps i...nto the broader history of China's encounters with western European nations since the 1700s. A part of that story includes the large numbers of Chinese people who immigrated to Australia during this period. It was the sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons of these Chinese settlers who volunteered to fight for Australia during the First World War. Those men are the Chinese Anzacs. The Forgotten celebrates the shared history between China and Australia and the combined efforts to promote peace.
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            ISBN 9781925927238
            Published NZ 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            ANZAC: An Illustrated History 1914-1918
             

            ANZAC: An Illustrated History 1914-1918 (Hardback, New edition)

            By Pelvin, Richard

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            Released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War this powerful visual account of Australian soldiers fighting in the First World War, featuring rare archive photography from the Australian War Memorial. Over 500 rarely seen photographs, historic maps, letters,... and diary entriesbring the story of the First World War to life, including the devastating Gallipoli campaign. An intimate portrayal of the very human side of battle, it conveys not only the horrors of war and the hardships the Anzacs suffered, but also the dignity, bravery, valour and humanity they came to embody.
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            ISBN 9781742707532
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2014
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $18.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Cutting a New Pattern: Uniformed Women in the Great War
             

            Cutting a New Pattern: Uniformed Women in the Great War (Hardback)

            Edited by Hacker, Barton C.; Vining, Margaret

            • RRP: $90.00
            • $72.00
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            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            Scholars in recent decades have begun to pay a great deal of attention to the mobilization of women in the Great War, but why so many women, civilian and military alike, wore uniforms is a question that has scarcely been asked, much less answered. The contributors to Cutting a Ne...w Pattern bring this question to the fore and show why it matters. Of the many ways the Great War divided the past from the future, few were more significant than the reordered place of women in society. Although women's new status clearly had prewar roots, it just as clearly derived from their wartime participation in uniform. Not only did tens of thousands of women for the first time become members of the uniformed forces, many tens of thousands more wore uniforms as members of an enormous variety of paramilitary or quasi-military services, civilian relief and welfare organizations, and as workers. Uniformed female workers and volunteers for wartime service in such large numbers was unprecedented. This ground-breaking project moves women's uniforms to center stage.
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            ISBN 9781944466350
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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