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            When Dad Came Home
             

            When Dad Came Home (Paperback)

            By Hatley-Owen, Vanessa; Illustrated by Colligan, Rosie

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            * Moving story that sympathetically conveys PTSD/shell shock * Released to mark centenary of end of the First World War * Teacher notes available to assist in school, library use

            ISBN 9780947506506
            Published NZ 7 Nov 2018
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            War is Over

            War is Over (Hardback)

            By Almond, David; Illustrated by Litchfield, David

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            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
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            Women to the Front

            Women to the Front (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sheard, Heather; Lee, Ruth

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            At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield... was unthinkable. Undaunted, at least twenty-four Australian women doctors ignored official military policy and headed to the frontlines. This book explores the stories of the Australian women who served as surgeons, pathologists, anaesthetists and medical officers between 1914 and 1919. Despite saving hundreds of lives, their experiences are almost totally absent from official military records, both in Australia and Great Britain, and their achievements have remained invisible for over a century. Until now.Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee have compiled a fascinating and meticulously researched account of the Great War, seen through the eyes of these women and their essential work. From the Eastern to the Western Fronts, to Malta, and to London, we bear witness to the terrible conditions, the horrific injuries, the constant danger, and above all, the skill and courage displayed by this group of remarkable Australians. Women to the Front is a war story unlike any other.
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            ISBN 9780143794707
            Published NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            War is Over

            War is Over (Paperback)

            By Almond, David; Illustrated by Litchfield, David

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            From the bestselling, award-winning author of SKELLIG comes a vivid and moving story, beautifully illustrated, written to commemorate the hundred-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

            ISBN 9781444940312
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Bunty Preece
              

            Bunty Preece (PDF ebook)

            By O Connor, Tom

            The story of Alfred (Bunty) Preece of the Chatham Islands (Moriori, Kai Tahu), soldier, farmer, local body politician, kaumatua and advocate for his people. Includes his recollections of the Italian Campaign of World War Two while serving with the D Company 28 (Maori) Battalion. ...Includes a full nominal roll of members of D Company.
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            ISBN 9780987666574
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            Language en
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
            Interest Age 15+ years
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            Bill and Horrie: Australia'S Greatest War Horse and War Dog

            Bill and Horrie: Australia'S Greatest War Horse and War Dog (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Perry, Roland

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            Bill the Bastard Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride hi...m but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together. They depended on each other for their survival. And when the chips were down, Bill's heroic efforts and exceptional instincts in battle saved the lives of Shanahan and four of his men. By September 1918, 'Bill the Bastard' was known by the entire Light Horse force, who used his name not as an insult, but as a term of endearment. Bill had become a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzac mounted force. There was no other horse like Bill the Bastard. Horrie the War Dog In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent. The little Egyptian Terrier's ritual of sitting, barking, then dashing for the trenches, had the gunners running for cover before their camp was strafed and bombed. Where Moody went, Horrie went too, through the battle zones of the Middle East and far beyond. As the Japanese forces began their assault in Asia Moody and his soldier mates joined the fight, but not before they had smuggled Horrie onto a troop ship and a harrowing journey back to Australia where they thought their little friend would be safe. The war over, Moody brought H
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            ISBN 9781760529512
            Published NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Altered Memories of the Great War: Divergent Narratives of Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada
              

            Altered Memories of the Great War: Divergent Narratives of Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada (Paperback)

            By Sheftall, Mark David

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            The experiences of World War I touched the lives of a generation but memories of this momentous experience vary enormously throughout the world. In Britain, there was a strong reaction against militarism but in the Dominion powers of Canada, Australia and New Zealand the response... was very different. For these former colonial powers, the experience of war was largely accepted as a national rite of passage and their pride and respect for their soldiers' sacrifices found its focus in a powerful nationalist drive. How did a single, supposedly shared experience provoke such contrasting reactions? What does it reveal about earlier, pre-existing ideas of national identity? And how did the memory of war influence later ideas of self-determination and nationhood? Altered Memories of the Great War is the first book to compare the distinctive collective narratives that emerged within Britain and the Dominions in response to World War I. It powerfully illuminates the differences as well as the similarities between different memories of war and offers fascinating insights into what this reveals about developing concepts of national identity in the aftermath of World War I.
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            ISBN 9781350169463
            Released NZ 25 Jun 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Lenin Plot: The Untold Story of America's Midnight War Against Russia
             

            The Lenin Plot: The Untold Story of America's Midnight War Against Russia (Hardback)

            By Carr, Barnes

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              5 Nov 20

            The surprising story of perhaps the darkest episode in American espionage history: the midnight war to depose Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.

            ISBN 9781643133171
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pegasus Books
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            Leicester in the Great War
             

            Leicester in the Great War (Paperback)

            By Richardson, Matthew

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            How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Leicester were committed to.

            ISBN 9781783032891
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.: Volume I, II, III
              

            Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.: Volume I, II, III (Hardback)

            Edited by MacKenzie, Clutha

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            A Soldiers Magazine originally published fortnightly under the auspices of the New Zealand War Contingent Association, London, 1916-1919. reprinted in2 volumes

            ISBN 9781927203408
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2014
            Publisher Cadsonbury Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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