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            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar
             

            Searching For Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar (Hardback)

            By Scott, Tom

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            Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. He won two Victoria Crosses (the only combat soldier ever to do so) and in the opinion of his superiors deserved many more.

            ISBN 9781988516608
            Published NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII
             

            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII (Paperback)

            By Coutts, Brent

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            In Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light the previously untold history of New Zealand homosexual soldiers in World War II, drawing on the experiences of ordinary men who lived through extraordinary times.

            ISBN 9781988592381
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

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            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

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            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Miracle Typist

            The Miracle Typist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Silver, Leon

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            In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jew Tolek Klings vows to return ...to his wife, Klara, and son, Juliusz. However, when the Luftwaffe's bombs start falling and the Polish cause looks hopelessly lost, Tolek finds himself under fire from his supposed brothers in arms. The Polish army is rife with anti-Semitism and he is relentlessly tormented. As the Germans cross the border, he is faced with a terrible dilemma: flee to protect his family - and risk being shot as a deserter - or ride out the war, hoping rumours of women and children being spared in the concentration camps are true. What follows is an odyssey that will take Tolek from a Hungarian internment camp, where his ability to type spares him from the frontline, on to Palestine, Beirut, Egypt, Tobruk and Italy. A broken telegram from Klara, ending with the haunting words, 'We trouble', pushes him to the brink.
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            ISBN 9781760854355
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971
               

            ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971 (Hardback)

            By Howell, Tony

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              29 Nov 20

            This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.

            ISBN 9780995121928
            Published NZ 29 Nov 2020
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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            The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses

            The Windsor Diaries: A childhood with the Princesses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Howard, Alathea Fitzalan; Edited by Noel, Celestria; Foreword by Naylor-Leyland, Lady Isabella

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            The never-before-seen diaries of Alathea Fitzalan Howard, who lived alongside the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at Windsor Castle during the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781529328097
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE*
             

            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE* (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donohue, John

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              10 Nov 20

            The amazing true story of a young man going to take his buddies a few cans of beer - in the heat of the Vietnam war.

            ISBN 9781913183301
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Secrets of the Railway Girls

            Secrets of the Railway Girls (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Maisie

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            The second novel in the uplifting railway girls series that shows just how important friendship and love is in a time of uncertainty and change.

            ISBN 9781787463974
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The railway girls series
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            Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning
             

            Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning (Hardback)

            By Schwarz, Geraldine; Translated by Marris, Laura

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Geraldine Schwarz's family never discussed what happened in the war. Neither heroes nor villains, her German grandparents were merely the 'Mitlaufer' - those who followed the current. They just wanted to forget, to bury it all under the wreckage of the Third Reich. But decades la...ter when, delving through filing cabinets in the basement of their apartment building in Mannheim, Geraldine discovers that her grandfather Karl profited from the forced 'Aryanisation' of Jewish businesses, she is compelled to investigate her ancestors' past. How guilty were they? Weaving together the threads of three generations of family history - from Nazi Germany to Vichy France - with that of Europe's process of postwar reckoning, Schwarz explores how millions were seduced by ideology, how they were overcome by a fog of denial after the war and how, eventually, they confronted the past. In doing so, she asks: what makes us become complicit? How should nations deal with collective guilt? And, amid the rise of extremism today, how do we ensure we remember?
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            ISBN 9781782275350
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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