Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            War & Defence Operations

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 64.6K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›
            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
            • Save $18.00
            • 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.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781944466350
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Hitler's British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs and Fifth Columnists

            Hitler's British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs and Fifth Columnists (Paperback)

            By Tate, Tim

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $21.83
            • Save $6.16
            • In Stock At Publisher

            The first authoritative account of a well-kept secret: the British Fifth Column and its activities during the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781785785610
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Masters of the Sky

            Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Masters of the Sky (Hardback)

            By Bruning, John R.

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $38.99
            • Save $11.00
            • To Order

            TOP GUN meets BAND OF BROTHERS in this stunning untold story of the race among America's elite airmen to become the greatest fighter pilot of WWII.

            ISBN 9780316508629
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
            View details for this title
            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
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Odyssey of the Unknown Anzac
             

            Odyssey of the Unknown Anzac (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hastings, David

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $33.24
            • Save $1.75
            • In Stock At Publisher

            "Ten years after the end of World War I, the Sydney Sun reported than at unknown ANZAC still lay in a Sydney psychiatric hospital. David Hastings follows this one unknown ANZAC, George McQuay, from rural New Zealand through Gallipoli and the Western Front, through desertions and ...hospitals, and finally home to New Zealand"--Publisher information.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781869408824
            Published NZ 12 Apr 2018
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918
              

            Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918 (Hardback, New title)

            By Pelvin, Richard

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $55.99
            • Save $14.00
            • Temporarily out of stock

            This illustrated book is a moving pictorial record of World War I as experienced by the ANZACs. Over 500 rarely seen photos, historic maps, letters and diaries from the War Memorial archives, as well as detailed captions and illustrated timelines bring to life the ANZAC story as ...experienced by the ordinary soldier.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781740661423
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2004
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
            View details for this title
            Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion and the SAS, and into Hell with PTSD
              

            Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion and the SAS, and into Hell with PTSD (Paperback)

            By Jordan, John-Paul

            • RRP: $41.99
            • $37.79
            • Save $4.20
            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Current account of modern warfare and the after effects of combat duty. Inspirational story of how to overcome PTSD

            ISBN 9781526763327
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Jun 2020
            View details for this title
            Willie Apiata VC pbk
              

            Willie Apiata VC pbk (Trade Paperback / Paperback, new edition softcover)

            By Little, Paul

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $28.50
            • Save $9.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan. From his early life in small town East Coast New Zealand to his actions in the deserts of Afgha...nistan, this is his story in his words. This book will not only establish the place of Corporal Apiata in New Zealand's history but will give an insight into the nature of a man who is truly a reluctant hero. While to most of us his actions seemed extraordinary and heroic, Corporal Apiata felt he was an ordinary Kiwi just 'doing his job'.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780143010944
            Published NZ 27 Aug 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            I Escaped from Auschwitz: The Shocking True Story of the World War II Hero Who Escaped the Nazis and Helped Save Over 200,000 Jews

            I Escaped from Auschwitz: The Shocking True Story of the World War II Hero Who Escaped the Nazis and Helped Save Over 200,000 Jews (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vrba, Rudolf; Edited by Vrba, Robin; Zimring, Nikola

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $35.99
            • Save $4.00
            • Pre Release Local

            The stunning and emotional autobiography of an Auschwitz survivor April 7, 1944--This date marks the successful escape of two Slovak prisoners from one of the most heavily-guarded and notorious concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The escapees, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, fle...d over one hundred miles to be the first to give the graphic and deta
            Read more

            ISBN 9781631584718
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            War is Over
             

            War is Over (Hardback)

            By Almond, David; Illustrated by Litchfield, David

            • RRP: $35.99
            • $28.79
            • Save $7.20
            • Internationally sourced

            From the bestselling author of SKELLIG comes a powerful, vivid and moving story set during the first world war.

            ISBN 9781444946574
            Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Total 64.6K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›