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            Acts of Valour: The History of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand
              

            Acts of Valour: The History of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated / Revised)

            By Harper, Glyn; Richardson, Colin

            • RRP: $39.99
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            "A history of the Victoria Cross with regard to New Zealanders, including accounts of all New Zealand-born or associated winners of this honour"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775540502
            Published NZ 25 Jul 2016
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion and the SAS, and into Hell with PTSD
              

            Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion and the SAS, and into Hell with PTSD (Paperback)

            By Jordan, John-Paul

            • RRP: $41.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Current account of modern warfare and the after effects of combat duty. Inspirational story of how to overcome PTSD

            ISBN 9781526763327
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Willie Apiata VC pbk
              

            Willie Apiata VC pbk (Trade Paperback / Paperback, new edition softcover)

            By Little, Paul

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            Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan. From his early life in small town East Coast New Zealand to his actions in the deserts of Afgha...nistan, this is his story in his words. This book will not only establish the place of Corporal Apiata in New Zealand's history but will give an insight into the nature of a man who is truly a reluctant hero. While to most of us his actions seemed extraordinary and heroic, Corporal Apiata felt he was an ordinary Kiwi just 'doing his job'.
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            ISBN 9780143010944
            Published NZ 27 Aug 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Ake Ake Kia Kaha E!: B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945
             

            Ake Ake Kia Kaha E!: B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945 (Hardback)

            By Gardiner, Wira

            • RRP: $49.99
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            History of B Company Maori Battalion 1939-1945

            ISBN 9781869539856
            Published NZ 28 Mar 2019
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea
              

            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Desmond, Pip

            More than 6,000 New Zealanders served in the Korean War during the early 1950s. Many were volunteer members of Kayforce in search of adventure. Others sailed on the six navy frigates that plied Korean waters as part of the United Nations forces. Forty-five Kiwis lost their lives ...in this Cold War conflict that, decades later, remains unresolved. But the camaraderie among those who survived continues. Based on in-depth interviews, The War That Never Ended records the memories of 12 of those veterans - gunners, signallers, seamen, a mechanic, dispatch rider, dentist, engineer and official photographer. The men tell intimate and often surprising stories, from the rigours of manning 25-pounder guns to survival in bitter cold; from the horror of lifting mines to the delight of finding puha in the paddy fields. Honest, poignant and sometimes humorous, these unique accounts provide a fascinating snapshot of Kiwi involvement in what has been dubbed 'the forgotten war' - one in which peace has yet to be declared.
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            ISBN 9780143568483
            Published NZ 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Grey Ghosts
               

            Grey Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Challinor, Deborah

            • RRP: $38.00
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            We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin...g, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
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            ISBN 9781869507718
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            In The Face Of The Enemy: The Complete History Of The Victoria Cross AndNew Zealand
              

            In The Face Of The Enemy: The Complete History Of The Victoria Cross AndNew Zealand (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Harper, Glyn; Richardson, Colin

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            The highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry is the Victoria Cross. This book examines the history of the award, presenting the stories of those New Zealanders who have won it. It also covers some of the controversies and political machinations surrounding those who...se nominations have been declined.
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            ISBN 9781869506506
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2007
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
              

            Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cotton, Tom

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              19 May 20

            NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An ode to excellence. An inspiring read for every American. --Robert M. Gates An extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton's Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of The Old Guard, the reve...red U.S. Army unit whose mission is to honor our country's fallen heroes on the most hallowed ground in America. Cotton was a platoon leader with the storied 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment--The Old Guard--between combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the height of the Iraq Surge, he carried the flag-draped remains of his fallen comrades off of airplanes at Dover Air Force Base, and he laid them to rest in Arlington's famed Section 60, the saddest acre in America. He also performed hundreds of funerals for veterans of the Greatest Generation, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The Old Guard has embodied the ideals of honor and sacrifice across our nation's history. America's oldest active-duty regiment, dating back to 1784, The Old Guard conducts daily military-honor funerals on the 624 rolling acres of Arlington, where generations of American heroes rest. Its soldiers hold themselves to the standard of perfection in sweltering heat, frigid cold, and driving rain. Every funeral is a no-fail, zero-defect mission, whether honoring a legendary general or a humble private. In researching and writing the book, Cotton returned to Arlington and shadowed the regiment's soldiers, from daily funerals to the state funeral of President George H. W. Bush to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reliving the honor--and the challenges--of duty at the nation's most sacred shrine. Part history of The Old Guard, part memoir of Cotton's time at Arlington, part intimate profile of the today's soldiers, Sacred Duty is an unforgettable testament to the timeless power of service and sacrifice to our nation.
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            ISBN 9780062863164
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher William Morrow & Company
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sisters in Arms: Female Warriors from Antiquity to the New Millennium

            Sisters in Arms: Female Warriors from Antiquity to the New Millennium (Hardback)

            By Wheelwright, Julie

            • RRP: $42.99
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            A history of female combatants, from those who joined the military disguised as men to the current role of women in the armed forces. In October 2018, Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that all roles in the military would now be open to women. Although this marks a his...toric shift, officially allowing British women into combat roles, their presence on the front lines dates back to Antiquity. Beginning with the founding myth of the Amazons, in reality female warriors of a nomadic tribe to whom the Greeks attributed super-heroic powers, Julie Wheelwright explores the history of women in arms. She traces our fascination with these figures, many of whom successfully disguised themselves as men, using primary sources and their own words to bring their experiences vividly to light. Among these forgotten heroines are Christian Davies, Ireland's most famous 18th-century soldier, who received poems from adoring women claiming that she represented a resurgence of the Amazonian race; Sarah Edmonds, who left her native Canada and was among hundreds of women to enlisted on both sides during the American Civil War; Maria Bochkareva a private in the Tsar's Army and leader of the Women's Battalion of Death in 1917; and Captain Flora Sandes, hero of the Serbian Army who toured Australia, thrilling her audiences with tales of bravery and patriotism. The book follows the evolution of women in combat, from the Sythian women who begat the Amazonian myth, to the passing women in the eighteenth century, and on to the re-emergence of women as proud members of the armed forces in various countries in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book also explores the formalization of women's military roles and questions the contemporary relationship between masculinity and combat.
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            ISBN 9781472838001
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Proud 6th: An Illustrated History of the 6th Australian Division 1939-1946
              

            The Proud 6th: An Illustrated History of the 6th Australian Division 1939-1946 (Hardback)

            By Johnston, Mark

            • RRP: $65.99
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            Through photographs and an authoritative text, this book tells the story of the 6th Australian Division.

            ISBN 9780521514118
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2008
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Australian Army History Series
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