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            Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War

            Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dimbleby, Jonathan

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            Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of Russia in June 1941, was the largest military operation in history, its aim nothing less than 'a war of extermination' to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create lebensraum for the so-called German master race. But it led to the... destruction of the Third Reich, and was entirely cataclysmic; in six months of warfare no less than six million were killed, wounded or registered as missing in action, and soldiers on both sides committed heinous crimes behind the lines on a scale without parallel in the history of warfare. In Barbarossa, drawing on hitherto unseen archival material - including previously untranslated Russian sources - in his usual gripping style, Jonathan Dimbleby recounts not only the story of the military campaign, but the politics and diplomacy behind this epic clash of global titans. With authority and panache, he charts the crucial decisions made in the world's capitals and the bitter struggles on the front lines, giving vivid insights into the experiences of all players, from the leaders on all sides to the men and women on the ground. Above all, Dimbleby reveals the significance of 1941 - the year in which the Soviet Union destroyed Hitler's chance of realising his demented vision - as the most important struggle in the annals of the twentieth century. The definitive book on Barbarossa, this is a masterwork for the ages.
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            ISBN 9780241979181
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Short History of The Vietnam War
             

            A Short History of The Vietnam War (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              28 Sep 21

            This is the definitive story of one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in US history. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative history of the Vietnam War examines the key figures and events of the conflict, and its lasting effects o...n the world. Combining compelling text with maps and archive photography, A Short History of the Vietnam War is an all-encompassing showcase of every aspect of the fighting and the wider political landscape, from the struggle for civil rights to the treatment of prisoners. Detailed descriptions of events, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon, are brought to life with eyewitness accounts and iconic photographs. Gallery pages present collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, while diagrams and maps show exactly how battles and decisive moments unfolded, and biographical entries provide essential insight into the roles of significant individuals from Henry Kissinger to General Thieu. The perfect read for the military history enthusiast, A Short History of the Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism that occurred in America's bloodiest ever conflicts.
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            ISBN 9780241471289
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Railway Girls in Love

            The Railway Girls in Love (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Maisie

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            Love is in the air, and together the railway girls can overcome even the hardest of times. Mabel has finally put the past behind her, and her relationship with the dashing Harry is stronger than ever.

            ISBN 9781787463981
            Released NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The railway girls series
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            Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic
             

            Into the Deep: A Memoir From the Man Who Found Titanic (Hardback)

            By Ballard, Robert D.; With Drew, Christopher

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            • Pub Date
              13 Jul 21

            The legendary explorer of Titanic and Lusitania reveals the secret military missions behind his famous exploits.

            ISBN 9781426220999
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher National Geographic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rendezvous with Death: Anzac Stories of the Great War

            Rendezvous with Death: Anzac Stories of the Great War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ramsland, John

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            An anthology of first-hand stories of Anzac soldiers in the First World War, from the South Pacific to Gallipoli and from the Western Front to Palestine.

            ISBN 9780909608996
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            War: How Conflict Shaped Us

            War: How Conflict Shaped Us (Hardback, Main)

            By MacMillan, Professor Margaret

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            How the human history of conflict has transformed the world we live in - for good and evil.

            ISBN 9781788162562
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Pilgrim Days: A Lifetime of Soldiering from Vietnam to the SAS
              

            Pilgrim Days: A Lifetime of Soldiering from Vietnam to the SAS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacKenzie, Dr Alastair

            • RRP: $29.66
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            • Internationally sourced

            This title details the author's unique military experience, from platoon command in the jungles of Vietnam, through service with the Paras in Northern Ireland and commanding a troop in the legendary 22 SAS, to operating with the ParaBats in South Africa and training the Special F...orces of Oman.
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            ISBN 9781472833198
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Quiet Courage: Forgotten Heroes of World War Two

            Quiet Courage: Forgotten Heroes of World War Two (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Matthews, Tony

            • RRP: $35.00
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            What could induce a young pilot to walk out onto the wing of his burning aircraft at 13,000 feet? Why would a plucky young woman descend into the bowels of a sinking ship knowing that she would almost certainly die there? Why did a family remain on their farm, tending crops while... suffering four long years of deadly artillery shelling? How did a former fishing trawler sink one of Hitler's deadliest U-boats, and who were the two Australian nurses who protected wounded patients with their own bodies while experiencing a savage machine-gun attack? Why did a young naval apprentice keep rowing when his hands had been so badly burned, they were literally glued to his oar? And who were the two selfless 'Dad's Army' soldiers who miraculously saved the lives of hundreds of their comrades even when it meant sacrificing their own? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in one of the most remarkable books of gallantry, fortitude and selfsacrifice you will ever read. Quiet Courage: Forgotten Heroes of World War Two is a book about thoughtful, intelligent actions and above all, an enviable capacity for bravery.
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            ISBN 9781922387592
            Published NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            World War II The Definitive Visual Guide

            World War II The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

            By DK; Editor-in-chief Holmes, Richard

            • RRP: $55.00
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            World War II is captured in hundreds of compelling images, presenting the people, places, and politics involved in the epic conflict. Inside this complete visual guide is chronological coverage of the lead up to war, major military battles around the globe, and the aftermath that... still influences and impacts our world today. You'll meet the key players in thought-provoking profiles and discover their experiences firsthand, from national leaders sounding the orders to combatants on the frontline and civilians left behind. Standout moments, including Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and the D-Day landings, are revealed in rarely seen colour photographs and unforgettable eyewitness accounts. Explosive photography, international maps, accessible text, and supporting timelines combine to show the most destructive event ever known in unprecedented depth and detail. Although the complexities of World War II can be hard to fathom, this standout reference is organised in a logical order and the supporting captions are concise and clear throughout to aid understanding. World War II: The Definitive Visual Guide provides an unparalleled account of this devastating conflict so we never forget and continue to learn from the past.
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            ISBN 9780241525685
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            The Spitfire Kids: The generation who built, supported and flew Britain's most beloved fighter
             

            The Spitfire Kids: The generation who built, supported and flew Britain's most beloved fighter (Hardback)

            By Cross, Alasdair; Worldwide, Bbc

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            A bestselling BBC Radio 4 ten-part series and podcast that celebrates the men and women who built and flew the Second World War's most famous fighter plane - the Spitfire.

            ISBN 9781472281968
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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