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            Shackleton Boys Volume 2: True Stories from Shackleton Operators Based Overseas
             

            Shackleton Boys Volume 2: True Stories from Shackleton Operators Based Overseas (EPUB ebook)

            By Bond, Steve

            The follow-up to Volume One focuses on Shackleton operations overseas. Steve Bond has garnered another exceptional group of Shack operators who delight in giving the reader their tales of derring-do. Another one for the Boys' kitbag!

            ISBN 9781911621997
            Available in EPUB
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 25 Oct 2019
            Publisher Grub Street
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Before Pearl Harbor: China, FDR and the Plot to Bomb Japan
              

            Before Pearl Harbor: China, FDR and the Plot to Bomb Japan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lemish, Michael

            • RRP: $41.50
            • $41.50
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            Could the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 have been prevented? Could war have been avoided? Or did this secret plan only hasten Japan's intentions to attack the United States? The true story of political power and intrigue, hidden from the American people for decades f...ollowing the war. Includes 80 photos.
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            ISBN 9781943492640
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
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            Secret Spitfires: Britain's Hidden Civilian Army
              

            Secret Spitfires: Britain's Hidden Civilian Army (Hardback)

            By Howman; Cetintas; Clarke, Gavin

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $61.74
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 20

            They built thousands of Spitfires, hidden in garages, bus depots, shed and barns... but nobody ever knew

            ISBN 9780750991995
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Aug 2020
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            Topgun
              

            Topgun (EPUB ebook)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            "Top Gun" became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it,... looking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts.With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day.Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943833
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            Language en
            Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Before Pearl Harbor: China, FDR and the Plot to Bomb Japan
               

            Before Pearl Harbor: China, FDR and the Plot to Bomb Japan (Hardback)

            By Lemish, Michael

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            Could the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 have been prevented? Could war have been avoided? Or did this secret plan only hasten Japan's intentions to attack the United States? The true story of political power and intrigue, hidden from the American people for decades f...ollowing the war. Includes 80 photos.
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            ISBN 9781943492633
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            SAAB 35 Draken
              

            SAAB 35 Draken (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Forslund, Mikael; Illustrated by Radomski, Marek

            • RRP: $82.99
            • $82.99
            • Pub Date
              27 Apr 20

            The Saab 35 Draken (The kite in English) is a Swedish fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by SAAB between 1955 and 1974.

            ISBN 9788365958860
            Released NZ 27 Apr 2020
            Publisher Wydawnictwo STRATUS, Artur Jus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Yellow
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 27 Apr 2020
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            Tomcat Rio: A Topgun Instructor on the F-14 Tomcat and the Heroic Naval Aviators That Fly It
              

            Tomcat Rio: A Topgun Instructor on the F-14 Tomcat and the Heroic Naval Aviators That Fly It (Hardback)

            By Baranek, Dave

            • RRP: $59.50
            • $53.55
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            • Pub Date
              5 May 20

            From Topgun to Squadron Command You're in the cockpit of the legendary F-14 Tomcat fighter, blazing along at twice the speed of sound seven miles above the ocean and the carrier that hurled you off its deck. You're practicing dogfighting with aggressors, guys on your side flying ...F-16s. You're patrolling the tense skies above Iraq, and with the push of a button you can launch the 100-mile Phoenix missile that can blow a foe to scrap before you even see him. You are an expert in fighter tactics and aircraft carrier operations, and it all leads to your command of an F-14 fighter squadron of more than 300 people. Sounds like a week's worth of daydreams, but it's all real-life in the career of Dave Bio Baranek, and he shares it with you in the exciting, superbly crafted new book, Tomcat Rio. Dave - callsign Bio - pulled his readers into the exciting world of the F-14 and the Navy's TOPGUN program with his popular books Topgun Days and Before Topgun Days. Now he's back with the rest of the story, as he reaches the top level of expertise and proves it, not just in graded competitions but also where it counts, where you shoot at them and they shoot at you. Dave also shares the challenges he faced. A deadly foe called complacency. Learning a whole new mission late in his career. The unexpected trials that come with leading a squadron in the dynamic environment of Naval Aviation. This third volume is full of adventures, lessons, and inspiration. If you are a casual reader, you'll turn the last page as a dedicated Tomcat fan. To make it all even more real, Tomcat Rio includes dozens of Bio's best and most acclaimed photos. Photographer George Hall hailed one shot as one of the best Tomcat photos ever taken. In words and pictures, Bio immerses you in rich detail. He pipes you aboard as a member of an F-14 squadron. You share the camaraderie of Type A personalities. You plan risky missions, going toe-to-toe against America's most volatile foes. You can almost smell the pungent j
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            ISBN 9781510748224
            Released NZ 5 May 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 5 May 2020
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            Flight to Arras
              

            Flight to Arras (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $36.99
            • In Stock US

            Flight to Arras is a memoir recounting the author's role in the French Air Force as pilot of a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. The book condenses months of his flights into a single terrifying mission over the town of Arras. At the start of the war there... were only fifty reconnaissance crews, of which twenty-three were in his unit. Within the first few days of the German invasion of France in May 1940, seventeen of the crews were sacrificed recklessly, he writes like glasses of water thrown onto a forest fire . Saint-Exupery survived the French defeat but refused to join the Royal Air Force over political differences with de Gaulle. In July 1944, risking flesh to prove good faith , he failed to return from a recon mission over France.
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            ISBN 9781773236162
            Released NZ 24 Oct 2019
            Publisher Must Have Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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            RAF Bomber Command Striking Back: Operations of a Halifax Crew
              

            RAF Bomber Command Striking Back: Operations of a Halifax Crew (Paperback)

            • RRP: $52.99
            • $52.99
            • Pub Date
              29 May 20

            This title contains detailed research into events on 102 Squadron, an RAF bomber squadron, listings of targets, call signs, routes flown and bomb loads are provided for each operation flown. It also recounts individual stories of six crewmen drawn from different corners of the wo...rld.
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            ISBN 9781849954563
            Released NZ 29 May 2020
            Publisher Whittles Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 29 May 2020
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            Oilfields and Airpower in African Conflict: The Case of Biafra
              

            Oilfields and Airpower in African Conflict: The Case of Biafra (Hardback)

            By Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu

            • RRP: $761.99
            • $761.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jan 20

            Noted Nigerian historian Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus investigates the air war component of the Nigerian-Biafran War, a crucial postcolonial conflict in Africa. The book focuses on the Biafra's air operations against oil installations and facilities owned by multinational oil compan...ies in Nigeria.
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            ISBN 9781680532203
            Released NZ 30 Jan 2020
            Publisher Academica Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Jan 2020
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