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            Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

            Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hastings, Max

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            A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

            ISBN 9780008280536
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness

            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (Hardback)

            By McKay, Sinclair

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            In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic... mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, here bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with telling human detail. Along the way we encounter, for example, a Jewish woman who thought the English bombs had been sent from heaven, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who wrote that the smouldering landscape was like walking on the surface of the moon, and 15-year-old Winfried Bielb, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection. He was not to know that there was not enough time. Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of life in a decimated city. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the ever-lengthening distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, less occluded with the weight of prejudice in either direction, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild. From general and individual morality in war to the raw, primal instinct for survival, through the seemingly unstoppable gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a master historian at work. 'Extraordinary . . . a remarkably faithful account' Guardian on The Secret Life of Bletchley Park 'Painstakingly researched and f
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            ISBN 9780241389683
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew
             

            The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew (Hardback)

            By Price, David

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              23 Mar 20

            The intimate telling of the life of an Avro Lancaster crew during World War Two, bringing together the story of this iconic RAF bomber and its service with the lives of those who flew her.

            ISBN 9781789542707
            Released NZ 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            The F-4 Phantom: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

            The F-4 Phantom: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Paperback)

            By Bowman, Martin W.

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            Incorporates many historic black and white and colour images of RAF, USAF, US Navy, USMC and overseas Phantoms. Offers a fresh approach to a much-studied type, presenting the reader with new and exciting images supplemented by informative captions.

            ISBN 9781526705761
            Released NZ 30 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today
             

            Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today (Hardback)

            By Crosby, Francis

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            Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.

            ISBN 9780754834748
            Released NZ 8 Aug 2019
            Publisher Anness Publishing
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
             

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

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            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Malta Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-?June 1942
             

            Malta Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of Ten Weeks of War, April-?June 1942 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barnham, Denis

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            The story of the grim air battle to save Malta, waged in part with only a few battle-scarred Spitfires.

            ISBN 9781526766748
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War
              

            Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wright, Matthew

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            "This is the story of New Zealand's military aviation from its modest beginnings in 1914 to the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1936, the struggles of the Second World War and then the gyrations of the Cold War, wrapping up with the transition to the very differen...t post-Cold War world of the 1990s. It is a story of politics, of aircraft, and especially of people - of the everyday New Zealanders who fought the Second World War, who served with the RNZAF and the RAF, then and later; and who found strengths in themselves that, perhaps, they did not know they had"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9780908318261
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series New Zealand Military
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            Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

            Spitfire: A Very British Love Story (Hardback)

            By Nichol, John

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            Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story.

            ISBN 9781471159206
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Fearless: The extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's Great War airmen
             

            Fearless: The extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's Great War airmen (Hardback)

            By Claasen, Adam R. A.

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            The fascinating and little-known story of New Zealand's daring military aviation pioneers.

            ISBN 9780994140784
            Published NZ 19 Oct 2017
            Publisher Massey University Press
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