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            We will not cease
             

            We will not cease (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Baxter, Archibald

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            We Will Not Cease is the unflinching account of New Zealander Archibald Baxter's brutal treatment as a conscientious objector during World War I.

            ISBN 9781988592992
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Artillery at Anzac: Adaptation, Innovation and Education
             

            Artillery at Anzac: Adaptation, Innovation and Education (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roberts, Chris; Stevens, Paul

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            This meticulously researched book provides the first comprehensive study of the employment of artillery and naval gunfire support at Anzac. Faced with huge difficulties on inferior ground the Australian, New Zealand, Indian, and British gunners quickly adapted to a hostile enviro...nment, employing innovative techniques to counter superior numbers of Ottoman artillery and provide fire support to their infantry and light horse colleagues. How well they performed is a central theme of The Artillery at Anzac. Using a host of primary sources including official manuals, war diaries, operation orders, letters, and private papers the authors trace the story of this neglected feature of the Gallipoli campaign. Commencing with an evaluation of the nascent pre-war Australian and New Zealand artillery, they take the reader through the testing introduction to the realities of modern warfare, the trials and difficulties the gunners experienced throughout the campaign, to the phased evacuation in December, without alerting the Ottomans to the re-duced number of guns. Along the way, they challenge a long held controversy concerning the light horse charge at the Nek, and evaluate the effectiveness of the fire support provided to the infantry attacks, including that at Lone Pine, the attacks on the Sari Bair Range, and at Hill 60. In doing so, the authors illuminate long-buried information to provide new and penetrating insights into the campaign at Anzac. The Artillery at Anzac reveals a largely unknown aspect of the campaign, deepening our understanding of it, and providing a new perspective that is of value not only to Gunners past and present, but to historians, and the wider public. Although occurring over a century ago the experience at Anzac offers lessons to today's Gunners.
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            ISBN 9781922387936
            Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV

            The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Byrne, Jaci

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            The inspirational true story of an Allied POW appointed Kapellmeister to the Nazis in Auschwitz. When called up to fight in yet another World War, Drum Major Jackson promised his beloved wife Mabel that he would return to lead his band and play for her once more. In May 1940, he ...was captured at Dunkirk and interned in several German forced labour camps throughout Poland. Two years later he was transferred to Auschwitz IV, part of the notorious concentration camp complex where it is not widely known held Allied POWs. When his captors appointed Jackson their 'Kapellmeister' (man in charge of music), he seized the opportunity to provide entertainment for his fellow prisoners at rehearsals, and cover for escapees during concerts. Finally liberated in May 1945, malnourished and gravely ill, Jackson carried his secret war diary-an incredible expose on five years of life and death in Nazi concentration camps. THE MUSIC MAKER OF AUSCHWITZ IV, based on Jackson's diary, is written by his granddaughter. It is a thrilling testament to the resilience one man found in the darkest of times through his two greatest loves-music and the woman who waited for him.
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            ISBN 9781922387820
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
            Interest Age General Audience
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            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide
              

            When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robins, James

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            • Internationally sourced

            On April 24th 1915 Armenian intellectuals of the Ottoman Empire were arrested en masse marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The following day, April 25th 1915, saw the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli. This book draws the connections between t...hese two landmark historical events: the genocide of the minority Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire and the Anzac soldiers who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Through eye witness accounts of Anzac soldiers witnessing the genocide, to a history of the Australasian involvement in the international Armenian relief campaign, and enduring discussions around genocide recognition, James Robins explores the international political implications that this unexplored history still has today.
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            ISBN 9780755600311
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Krithia: Gallipoli
              

            Krithia: Gallipoli (Paperback)

            By Chambers, Stephen

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            After the landings at Gallipoli, the three battles of Krithia dominated the fighting in Helles. These battles also involved troops from Australian and New Zealand, whose contribution in the area is often neglected.

            ISBN 9781473875470
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Battleground II
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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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            Some AIF men had a rendezvous with death in the 'silence in the summer night', but many were to survive only to face 'the thudding of the guns', again and again until 11 November 1918 at 11am. Their stories were about ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. They endur...ed physical and psychological horrors. This volume by historian John Ramsland is packed with unusual stories of a deeply personal nature: gripping, frequently harrowing and sometimes chilling. They are bought vividly to life from when the first shot was fired until the last bullet and, then, beyond to the aftermath. Such studies are first-hand, meticulously researched and comprehensively analysed. From the life stories of historical figures, known or unknown, celebrated or forgotten, the author elegantly crafts an anthology of epic heroism in WWI. In it, he chronicles the harsh reality of it all; he creates a strong picture of living conditions for frontline soldiers in the South Pacific, Gallipoli, the Western Front and Palestine.
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            ISBN 9780909608996
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace
             

            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, Scott

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            This is a book about the difficult peace that can follow a war: the untold story of soldiers stranded far from home, facing an uncertain future

            ISBN 9781743795491
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Anzac Girls: The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses
             

            The Anzac Girls: The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses (Paperback)

            By Rees, Peter

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            The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. Now a major six-part television series.

            ISBN 9781760293291
            Published NZ 23 Mar 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Western Front: A History of the First World War
             

            The Western Front: A History of the First World War (Hardback)

            By Lloyd, Nick

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            In the annals of military history, the Western Front stands as an enduring symbol of the folly and futility of war. However, The Western Front, by bestselling military historian Nick Lloyd, reveals that the story is not, as so many assume, one of pointlessness and stupidity. Rath...er, it is an epic triumph against the odds. With a cast of hundreds and a huge canvas of places and events, Lloyd tells the whole tale, revealing what happened in France and Belgium between August 1914 and November 1918 from the perspective of all the main combatants - including French, British, Belgian, US and, most importantly, German forces. Drawing upon the latest scholarship on the war, wrongly overlooked first-person accounts, and archival material from every angle, Lloyd examines the most decisive campaigns of the Great War and explains the achievements that have been too long obscured by legends of mud, blood and futility. Far from being an arena of static, stale attrition - and despite mistakes and wrong turns along the way - the Western Front was a 'cauldron of war' that saw unprecedented innovation, adaptation and tactical development. Lloyd conveys the visceral assault of the battlefield, and skilfully moves the focus in and out, giving both the bigger picture and telling detail. He recreates the decision-making and experiences of the war as it was at the time as well as with hindsight, and in doing so redefines our understanding of this crucial theatre in this monumental tragedy.
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            ISBN 9780241347164
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River

            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By David, O'Mara,

            • RRP: $44.99
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            Provides a detailed guide to the early fighting on the Somme in 1914 and 1915 in what became the British area.

            ISBN 9781526722447
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Battleground Books: WWI
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