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              Artillery at Anzac: Adaptation, Innovation and Education
               

              Artillery at Anzac: Adaptation, Innovation and Education (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Roberts, Chris; Stevens, Paul

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              This meticulously researched book provides the first comprehensive study of the employment of artillery and naval gunfire support at Anzac. Faced with huge difficulties on inferior ground the Australian, New Zealand, Indian, and British gunners quickly adapted to a hostile enviro...nment, employing innovative techniques to counter superior numbers of Ottoman artillery and provide fire support to their infantry and light horse colleagues. How well they performed is a central theme of The Artillery at Anzac. Using a host of primary sources including official manuals, war diaries, operation orders, letters, and private papers the authors trace the story of this neglected feature of the Gallipoli campaign. Commencing with an evaluation of the nascent pre-war Australian and New Zealand artillery, they take the reader through the testing introduction to the realities of modern warfare, the trials and difficulties the gunners experienced throughout the campaign, to the phased evacuation in December, without alerting the Ottomans to the re-duced number of guns. Along the way, they challenge a long held controversy concerning the light horse charge at the Nek, and evaluate the effectiveness of the fire support provided to the infantry attacks, including that at Lone Pine, the attacks on the Sari Bair Range, and at Hill 60. In doing so, the authors illuminate long-buried information to provide new and penetrating insights into the campaign at Anzac. The Artillery at Anzac reveals a largely unknown aspect of the campaign, deepening our understanding of it, and providing a new perspective that is of value not only to Gunners past and present, but to historians, and the wider public. Although occurring over a century ago the experience at Anzac offers lessons to today's Gunners.
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              ISBN 9781922387936
              Published NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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              The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV

              The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Byrne, Jaci

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              The inspirational true story of an Allied POW appointed Kapellmeister to the Nazis in Auschwitz. When called up to fight in yet another World War, Drum Major Jackson promised his beloved wife Mabel that he would return to lead his band and play for her once more. In May 1940, he ...was captured at Dunkirk and interned in several German forced labour camps throughout Poland. Two years later he was transferred to Auschwitz IV, part of the notorious concentration camp complex where it is not widely known held Allied POWs. When his captors appointed Jackson their 'Kapellmeister' (man in charge of music), he seized the opportunity to provide entertainment for his fellow prisoners at rehearsals, and cover for escapees during concerts. Finally liberated in May 1945, malnourished and gravely ill, Jackson carried his secret war diary-an incredible expose on five years of life and death in Nazi concentration camps. THE MUSIC MAKER OF AUSCHWITZ IV, based on Jackson's diary, is written by his granddaughter. It is a thrilling testament to the resilience one man found in the darkest of times through his two greatest loves-music and the woman who waited for him.
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              ISBN 9781922387820
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
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              A Brand New Band: A story about inclusiveness

              A Brand New Band: A story about inclusiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harris, Penny; Zhou, Winnie

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              Pinney is excited about putting on a concert with his friends. But when Lulu Kangaroo is excluded from joining in and the concert isn't going well, Pinney realises that Lulu might have something to offer after all. Will Lulu forgive her friends and save the concert? What will Pin...ney give up if she does?
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              ISBN 9781922265753
              Published NZ 6 Jan 2021
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Ginnie & Pinney Learn & Grow
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              Quiet Courage: Forgotten Heroes of World War Two

              Quiet Courage: Forgotten Heroes of World War Two (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Matthews, Tony

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              What could induce a young pilot to walk out onto the wing of his burning aircraft at 13,000 feet? Why would a plucky young woman descend into the bowels of a sinking ship knowing that she would almost certainly die there? Why did a family remain on their farm, tending crops while... suffering four long years of deadly artillery shelling? How did a former fishing trawler sink one of Hitler's deadliest U-boats, and who were the two Australian nurses who protected wounded patients with their own bodies while experiencing a savage machine-gun attack? Why did a young naval apprentice keep rowing when his hands had been so badly burned, they were literally glued to his oar? And who were the two selfless 'Dad's Army' soldiers who miraculously saved the lives of hundreds of their comrades even when it meant sacrificing their own? These and many other fascinating questions are answered in one of the most remarkable books of gallantry, fortitude and selfsacrifice you will ever read. Quiet Courage: Forgotten Heroes of World War Two is a book about thoughtful, intelligent actions and above all, an enviable capacity for bravery.
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              ISBN 9781922387592
              Published NZ 6 Jan 2021
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              A Bedtime Story: A story about sharing

              A Bedtime Story: A story about sharing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harris, Penny; Zhou, Winnie

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              Ginnie & Pinney are excited. They've invited Dodo to his first sleepover. But Dodo won't share or help. Is Dodo being a bad guest or is there a reason for his behaviour? When Dodo finally tells his friends the truth, they agree to share with Dodo. But has Dodo really learnt to sh...are with them?
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              ISBN 9781922265746
              Published NZ 6 Jan 2021
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Ginnie & Pinney Learn & Grow
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              Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures

              Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Langley, Josh

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              Award-winning author, Josh Langley, is back with a a ground-breaking book on resilience for kids. Back with his trademark quirky style that's adored by both kids and parents, Langley tackles the serious subject of building resilience in today's children by showing that mistakes a...nd failures can be opportunities for learning and growth. Good friends, positive self-talk, curiosity and wonder also become a perfect mix to give children a confident perspective on life and the foundations to step bravely into the world and try new things. With mental health dominating headlines and front of mind of all parents, Langley's new book offers hope and strategies for kids to find their own inner residence and to thrive in a rapidly changing world. This is the book on resilience that everybody wished they had as a child.
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              ISBN 9781922265692
              Published NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 4-8 years
              Series Being You Series
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              Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing
               

              Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wells, Anthony R.

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              UK-US intelligence and the wider Five Eyes community of Canada, Australia and New Zealand is primarily about one main thing, relationships. In this remarkable book, Anthony Wells charts fifty years of change, turmoil, intense challenges, successes and failures, and never-ending a...biding UK-US and Five Eyes relationships. He traces the development of institutions that he firmly believes have sustained and indeed may have saved the free world, Western democracies and their allies from those ill disposed to the value system and culture of our nations. More than a chronology of the UK-US intelligence community during this fifty-year period, it is also a personal insight into key relationships and how the abiding strength of the US and the UK and its Five Eyes allies relationships. The author has relied on his own extensive unclassified collection of papers, personal notes, diaries, as well as his family library for source material to create this book.
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              ISBN 9781922387806
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
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              War Child: Survival. Betrayal. Secrets

              War Child: Survival. Betrayal. Secrets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Janic, Annette; McCullagh, Catherine

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              Leni is an illegitimate child born in pre-World War II Germany in a small town steeped in superstition. Spurned by her Catholic grandfather and living in poverty, Leni joins the Hitler Youth before leaving school at fourteen to support her mother and younger brothers. With no-one... to protect her, a sadistic employer forces her to submit to secret systematic rape or face having her mother interned. Leni quickly learns to stay silent and keep her secret. As the war grinds to an agonising climax, Leni's family flees the advance of the Red Army. Surviving on her wits, she is transformed from a meek, cowed girl to protector of her family. In the post-war chaos she falls pregnant to her boyfriend and the little family finally escapes the devastated continent with migration to Australia under the International Refugee Organisation program. Now isolated in an alien land, they endure the hardships of the Bonegilla Migrant Hostel and face the enormous task of beginning a new life. But Leni's secrets remain and a stunning deathbed revelation sends her daughter, Annette, on a complex search that crosses three continents in a bid to unravel the web of intrigue that protects her mother's ultimate secret. War Child reveals one woman's enormous courage and desperation to protect those she loved most ... right until the final, extraordinary moment of her life.
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              ISBN 9781922488077
              Published NZ 5 May 2021
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              The Overthinkers
               

              The Overthinkers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Portolan, Lisa; Cheong, Ben

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                4 Aug 21

              Four people, figuring out sex, love, and how to 'adult.' Sydney - one of those places that just consumes you. A private school boy, a tortured drug dealer, a starving writer and a gay outcast, try to do their best as they navigate through the unspoken rules which govern the fast ...paced, status obsessed harbour city. Benji: desperate to stand on his own, and be perceived as separate to his status-driven family. Francesca: plotting her remarkable and glamorous future. Leo: the confident gay-sian, but despite the pretense, lacks a sense of identity and self-worth. Hamish: fell into drugs to distinguish himself. Four stories interlaced together. Anxiety masked as confidence. Ambitions as arrogance. Insecurities which fester ... until the cracks appear in the perfect facade
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              ISBN 9781922488176
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2021
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              Space Kids: Sabotage
               

              Space Kids: Sabotage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Darlison, Aleesah

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                7 Jul 21

              Welcome to the world of Misty Space Station and intergalactic adventure! The Space Kids live far from Earth on Misty Space Station. While their parents are involved in maintaining the station and welcoming tourists, the kids get themselves into all sorts of hilarious and dangerou...s adventures. When eleven-year-old Nash arrives on Misty Space Station, he meets new friends, the Space Kids. But danger awaits the trio. It appears that someone is sabotaging Misty. Could it be grumpy Mr Nakimoto? Will they solve the mystery and save the space station? And, just who is their new friend Bingo Crafter?
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              ISBN 9781922387172
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
              Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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