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            Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories
              

            Voices of World War II: New Zealanders Share Their Stories (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 21

            Gain a fascinating insight into the human side of war with this collection of memories sent in by families across New Zealand. Captivating and genuine, it is a compendium of first-hand memories, stories, and reflections which provides an enduring snapshot of what life was like du...ring WWII, from the point of view of those who lived through it.
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            ISBN 9781775594314
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2021
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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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

            • RRP: $37.99
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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
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            Freedom

            Freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Junger, Sebastian

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            A profound rumination on the concept of freedom from the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm

            ISBN 9780008421823
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 22

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Survivor: Life in the SAS

            Survivor: Life in the SAS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wales, Mark

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            'A powerful, honest story of courage, redemption and finding purpose' - Bear Grylls How do you rebuild your life when you've hit rock bottom? Mark Wales thought his life would end in a cornfield in Afghanistan. Mark and his SAS troops emerged from that scorched battlefield twelve... hours later, his mentor gunned down, his dream career now a nightmare. Over four deployments of intense warfighting, Mark watched the line between right and wrong become blurred. When he left the SAS he was adrift, crippled by guilt. On a mission to rebuild himself, Mark turned his life around. He fought his way into the gates of a US Ivy League business school and into the boardrooms of top-tier international corporations. He spent years navigating failure in a quest to find new meaning in life. With every setback, Mark counterattacked, discovering the tactics and tools needed to become more resilient, and to find happiness, belonging and purpose. Told with gripping suspense, humour and touching warmth, Survivor is Mark's extraordinary life in and out of the SAS, a story of resilience and a testament to the power of transformation.
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            ISBN 9781760982751
            Published NZ 25 May 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

            The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History (Hardback, Main)

            By Fox, Margalit

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            The astonishing true story of two First World War prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.

            ISBN 9781788162715
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Wrens of World War II: Bletchley's Secret Source
             

            The Wrens of World War II: Bletchley's Secret Source (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hore, Peter

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 21

            The World War II codebreaking station at Bletchley is well known and its activities documented in detail. Its decryption capabilities were vital to the war effort, significantly aiding Allied victory. But where did the messages being deciphered come from in the first place? This ...is the extraordinary untold story of the Y service, a secret even more closely guarded than Bletchley Park. The Y service was the code for the chain of wireless intercept stations around Britain and all over the world. Hundreds of wireless operators, many of them who were civilians, listened to German, Italian and Japanese radio networks and meticulously logged everything they heard. Some messages were then used tactically but most were sent on to Station X - Bletchley Park - where they were deciphered, translated and consolidated to build a comprehensive overview of the enemy's movements and intentions. Peter Hore delves into the fascinating history of the Y service, with particular reference to the girls of the Women's Royal Naval Service: Wrens who escaped from Singapore to Colombo as the war raged, only to be torpedoed in the Atlantic on their way back to Britain; the woman who had a devastatingly true premonition that disaster would strike on her way to Gibraltar; the Australian who went from being captain of the English Women's Cricket team to a WWII Wren to the head of Abbotleigh girls school in Sydney; how the Y service helped to hunt the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic, and how it helped to torpedo a Japanese cruiser in the Indian Ocean. Together, these incredible stories build a picture of World War II as it has never been viewed before.
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            ISBN 9781922488633
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            Losing the Battle, Winning the War: How we can all defy the odds we're given
             

            Losing the Battle, Winning the War: How we can all defy the odds we're given (Hardback)

            By Parkinson, Ben

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            The inspirational story of how the most injured soldier from the Afghanistan conflict defied all odds by surviving, talking and walking again, and the incredible feats he's undertaken for charity since - proving that we can all survive adversity and thrive on it when we back ours...elves.
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            ISBN 9780751580273
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            I Marched With Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II Alongside One of the U.S. Army's Greatest Generals [Large Print]
             

            I Marched With Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II Alongside One of the U.S. Army's Greatest Generals [Large Print] (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Wise, Robert L.; Sisson, Frank

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            Published to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of General George Patton's death, a gripping firsthand account of World War II written by a soldier with the American Third Army who served under the legendary warrior and participated in many of the most consequential events... of the conflict--including the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Dachau. Following in the footsteps of the bestsellers All the Gallant Men, Every Man a Hero, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In, and Never Call Me a Hero, I Marched with Patton is a remarkable eyewitness account that offers priceless insights into a foot soldier's life on the front lines during World War II under the command one of the legendary figures in American military history. Now a spry ninety-four years old, Frank Sisson looks back at his life and his service in the Third Army. Born in rural Oklahoma, Frank grew up fatherless during the Great Depression. In 1944, at age eighteen, he enlisted and was deployed to France where he marched with Patton, taking part in many of the key Allied movements of the war. Frank fought in the Battle of the Bulge, nearly died crossing the Rhine with Patton, and was among the first American soldiers who liberated the notorious Dachau concentration camp. After the war, Frank continued to serve in the army as a military police inspector in Berlin. When he finally returned home, he attended college and built a career in business. Frank Sisson's remarkable reminiscences provide a fresh, unique look at Patton's leadership, the final year of World War II and its direct aftermath, and the experience of combat on the front lines. I Marched with Patton includes 25 black-and-white photographs.
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            ISBN 9780063028609
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France
             

            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Paperback)

            By Marnham, Patrick

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            • Pub Date
              2 Nov 21

            Courage and betrayal in Occupied France, involving SOE, British Intelligence, the Gestapo and the French Resistance

            ISBN 9780861540587
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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