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            Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
             

            Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943 (Hardback)

            By Holland, Professor of Law James

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            The night of 16 May, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood ...to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the outset it was an almost impossible task, a suicide mission: to fly low and at night in formation over many miles of enemy-occupied territory at the very limit of the Lancasters' capacity, and drop a new weapon that had never been tried operationally before from a precise height of just sixty feet from the water at some of the most heavily defended targets in Germany. More than that, the entire operation had to be put together in less than ten weeks. When visionary aviation engineer Barnes Wallis's concept of the bouncing bomb was green lighted, he hadn't even drawn up his plans for the weapon that was to smash the dams. What followed was an incredible race against time, which, despite numerous setbacks and against huge odds, became one of the most successful and game-changing bombing raids of all time.
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            ISBN 9780802121691
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2013
            Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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            General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Owners' Workshop Manual: 1978 onwards (all marks)
             

            General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Owners' Workshop Manual: 1978 onwards (all marks) (Hardback)

            By Davies, Steve

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            Popularly referred to as the 'Viper' by its air and ground crews, the F-16 is a successful American-built all-weather multi-role jet fighter of which more than 4,500 have been built and exported to 25 countries worldwide. Author Steve Davies covers all aspects of the F-16, focusi...ng specifically on the design and construction of the Block 40/50 F-16C/D version. He also gives coverage of the Viper's impressive combat record in both Gulf Wars, in Afghanistan and over the Balkans, as well as in the Israeli pre-emptive strike in 1981 on the Osirak reactor in Iraq.
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            ISBN 9780857333988
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2014
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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            The Man Called Brown Condor: The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot
             

            The Man Called Brown Condor: The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Simmons, Thomas E.

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            Originally published in hardcover in 2013.

            ISBN 9781634502764
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2016
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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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
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            Raaf Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine

            Raaf Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cleworth, Robert; Linton, John Suter

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            RAAF Black Cats chronicles a little-known, yet crucial and courageous chapter in Australia's war history. While this story involved Australia and the United States, very few people on either side of the Pacific know of the significance the RAAF Catalina Squadrons had on the outco...me of the war against Japan, and General Douglas MacArthur's triumphant 'return' to the Philippines. Between 22 April 1943 and 1 July 1945, the crews of the RAAF's PBY Flying Boat (Catalina) squadrons in coalition with the US 7th Fleet conducted top-secret covert mine-laying missions in the South Pacific to disrupt Japanese naval supply and military operations. General Douglas MacArthur, particularly, believed mine-laying would be an effective weapon to stop the Japanese from supplying their forces, feeding their war-machine and, therefore, softening the enemy for US Army and Marine landings. He was proved right. This is the powerful story of the brave Australian crews who flew some of the most dangerous missions of the Pacific War.
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            ISBN 9781760633066
            Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Gone the Dark Night: The Story of New Zealand's First Night Fighter Squadron
              

            Gone the Dark Night: The Story of New Zealand's First Night Fighter Squadron (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clayton, Graham

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            In 2008 Graham Clayton published Last Stand in Singapore: The Story of 488 Squadron RNZAF. After the fall of Singapore, the squadron was disbanded, then subsequently reformed in the UK in June 1942 as an RAF unit, 488 (New Zealand) Squadron. Its role was to take on the German Luf...twaffe in the night skies over the UK and Europe. Gone the Dark Night is the long-awaited sequel and completes the wartime history of 488 Squadron.The aircraft and equipment were rudimentary, and a huge effort was made to develop night fighting defences that might defeat the Luftwaffe bombers in the air after dark over the UK and Europe. Success was to be a long time in coming. Initially equipped with the Bristol Beaufighter, the unit was later supplied with the night fighter variant of the iconic de Havilland Mosquito. The crews, mostly young New Zealanders, were at the forefront of a struggle against seemingly impossible odds. From the early days they struggled to survive not only enemy attacks but also the dangers of flying at night in adverse weather conditions. At the same time, they had to become proficiency with new technology that seemed to change on a weekly basis. Teamwork was vital to the success of each operation and to ensure their own survival in the night skies. This was an occupation fraught with continuous danger; the hunter could very quickly become the hunted, and the possibility of being shot down by your own side was also very real. These young men showed a determination that ultimately gained them success and victory in Europe. Their pathway to victory was paved with a life and death struggle to gain ascendancy over a skilful and wily enemy, and much personal tragedy was encountered on the way. After half a century after they played such a large part in defeating the Luftwaffe menace, their heroism is still an example to us all.
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            ISBN 9781911255383
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            Shooting From the Shadows: New Zealand SAS, Wings Williams Story
              

            Shooting From the Shadows: New Zealand SAS, Wings Williams Story (Hardback)

            By Williams, Wings

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            Between 1956 and 1971 the New Zealand SAS were deployed on active service four times. Michael 'Wings' Williams career in the New Zealand Army, and the New Zealand SAS, spans a significant portion of this period - and this book takes the reader through two of those key campaigns; ...Borneo and South Vietnam.
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            ISBN 9780994132307
            Published NZ 26 May 2019
            Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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            Unbroken

            Unbroken (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)

            By Hillenbrand, Laura

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            Now a major film directed by Angelina Jolie to be released in 2014, this is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from the author of 'Seabiscuit'.

            ISBN 9780007580576
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Jaguar Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the Big cat in Peace and War

            Jaguar Boys: True Tales from the Operators of the Big cat in Peace and War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hall, Ian

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            Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF's tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s.

            ISBN 9781911621232
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2019
            Publisher Grub Street
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            Series Jet Age
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            Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943
              

            Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

            By Hastings, Max

            A masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max Hastings.

            ISBN 9780008280543
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            Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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