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            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE*
             

            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE* (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donohue, John

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            • Pub Date
              26 May 20

            The amazing true story of a young man going to take his buddies a few cans of beer - in the heat of the Vietnam war.

            ISBN 9781913183301
            Released NZ 26 May 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Once Upon a Time in Iraq
             

            Once Upon a Time in Iraq (Hardback)

            By Bluemel, James; Mansour, Renad

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            As we gain more distance from those events, it can be argued that many of the issues facing us today - the rise of the Islamic State, increased Islamic terrorism, intensified violence in the Middle East, mass migration, and more - can be traced back to the decision to invade Iraq....
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            ISBN 9781785944567
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life
             

            The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lee, Daniel

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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as historian Daniel Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. As Lee delves deeper, Griesinger's responsibility as ...an active participant in Nazi crimes becomes clearer.
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            ISBN 9781911214984
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend
             

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            I Want You to Know We're Still Here: My Family, the Holocaust and My Search for Truth
             

            I Want You to Know We're Still Here: My Family, the Holocaust and My Search for Truth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foer, Esther Safran

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            A moving and powerful inter-generational memoir about story and memory.

            ISBN 9780008297657
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Victory in Europe: From D-Day to the Destruction of the Third Reich, 1944-1945
             

            Victory in Europe: From D-Day to the Destruction of the Third Reich, 1944-1945 (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Julian; War Museum, Imperial

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            • Internationally sourced

            The reader can re-live this momentous period of history by examining maps, diaries, letters, sketches, secret memos and reports, posters and labels which up till now have remained exclusively in museums.

            ISBN 9780233006147
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
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            Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history
             

            Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history (Hardback)

            By Pearson, Simon; Gorman, Ed

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            • Pub Date
              14 May 20

            An original, 360-degree re-telling of the Battle of Britain through 18 of the iconic (and some less well-known) aircraft and the pilots who flew them - British, Polish, New Zealander, German, Danish.

            ISBN 9781529378061
            Released NZ 14 May 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            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

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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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            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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