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1864 The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe
1864 The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe
The Battle of Dybbol, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants. Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught. Of little strategic importance, the struggle for Schleswig foreshadowed the same forces that, fifty years later, would tear Europe apart. Prussia's victory would not only rejuvenate its nascent militarism, but help it claim leadership of the new German Empire. Told in rich detail through first-hand accounts, Tom Buk-Swienty's magisterial account of the Schleswig conflict tells the story of this pivotal war. 1864 shows how a minor regional conflict foreshadowed the course of diplomacy that led to the First World War and brutally presaged the industrialised future of warfare.
But most of all, in its human detail, from touching letters between husbands and wives to heartbreaking individual stories of loss, 1864 is a gripping, epic human drama that shows the effect all wars have on the soldiers, on families and on the individual men and women who must live its realities.

Title: 1864 The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe
Author: BUK SWIENTY TOM
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Profile Books
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781252765
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Armistice Day The NZ Story What it is & Why it Matters
Armistice Day The NZ Story What it is & Why it Matters
Title: Armistice Day The NZ Story What it is & Why it Matters
Author: WERRY PHILIPPA
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869664411
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Churchills Secret Warriors
Churchills Secret Warriors
In the bleak moments after defeat on mainland Europe in winter 1939, Winston Churchill knew that Britain had to strike back hard. So Britain's wartime leader called for the lightning development of a completely new kind of warfare, recruiting a band of eccentric free-thinking warriors to become the first 'deniable' secret operatives to strike behind enemy lines, offering these volunteers nothing but the potential for glory and all-but-certain death. Churchill's Secret Warriors tells the story of the daring victories for this small force of 'freelance pirates', undertaking devastatingly effective missions against the Nazis, often dressed in enemy uniforms and with enemy kit, breaking all previously held rules of warfare. Master storyteller Damien Lewis brings the adventures of the secret unit to life, weaving together the stories of the soldiers' brotherhood in this compelling narrative, from the unit's earliest missions to the death of their leader just weeks before the end of the war.

Title: Churchills Secret Warriors
Author: LEWIS DAMIEN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Price: $28.00
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Imprint: Quercus
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848668553
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D Day Remembered
D Day Remembered
D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history, took place on 6 June 1944. The subsequent battle of Normandy involved over a million men, and helped seal the fate of The Third Reich. Seventy-five years on, this is a graphic account of the planning and execution of Operation Overlord, as well as the campaign that effectively destroyed the German forces in France, opening the way for the Allied advance. Filled with information on key personnel, weapons and military units, this fascinating book is enhanced through the inclusion of documents, such as intelligence maps, situation reports, letters, and leaflets, which bring events to life.

Title: D Day Remembered
Author: HOLMES RICHARD
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Price: $65.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: Andre Deutsch
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780233005775
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D Day The Battle for Normandy
D Day The Battle for Normandy
The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of Liberation had their darker side. Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war. 'A knockout reassessment of one of the Second World War's great set-piece battles. Swoops from the vicious close-quarter fighting in the hedgerows to the petrified French onlookers and onwards to the political leaders wrestling with monumental decisions.' Sunday Times 'Beevor has succeeded brilliantly. D-Day can sit proudly alongside his other masterworks on Stalingrad and the fall of Berlin. Superbly brings the events of that summer to life again.' Patrick Bishop, Daily Telegraph 'As near as possible to experiencing what it was like to be there . . . It is almost impossible for a reader not to get caught up in the excitement.' Giles Foden, Guardian 'A magnificent portrait. Beevor has ssembled a mass of unfamiliar sources, fresh voices and untold anecdotes. As powerful and authoritative an account of the battle for Normandy as we are likely to get. Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'D-Day is a triumph of research . . . on almost every page there's some little detail that sticks in the mind or tweaks the heart. This is a terrific, inspiring, heartbreaking book. Sam Leith, Daily Mail 'Impeccable, splendid, thoroughly researched and gripping. Beevor is a master of narrative, expertly blending the grand sweep with the telling anecdote.' Domicic Sandbrook, Observer

Title: D Day The Battle for Normandy
Author: BEEVOR ANTONY
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 24/04/2014
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241968970
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Dunkirk
Dunkirk
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLAN The epic history of Dunkirk, May 1940: when more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the evacuation during the nine days from 27 May-4 June 1940 has passed into legend. Now the subject of an epic motion picture from director Christopher Nolan, starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance - the story Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle' is narrated by bestselling author Joshua Levine in its full, sweeping context. Including new interviews with veterans and survivors, this book goes behind the scenes to explore the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food and ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape. Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine's Dunkirk is a dramatic account of this glorious defeat.

Title: Dunkirk
Author: LEVINE JOSHUA
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 29/06/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: William Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008258931
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First World War in 100 Objects
First World War in 100 Objects
The First World War was one of the seminal events in world history. The First World War in 100 Objects offers a unique perspective on the world's first truly global conflict. It traces its history through the examination of iconic items like the Zeppelin, the gas mask, and Winston Churchill's Cigar, to personal objects which tell the poignant stories of individuals and official documents, medals and badges. Fully illustrated, each object is accompanied by approximately 500 words of text giving the item context and highlighting its significance.

Title: First World War in 100 Objects
Author: SHEFFIELD PROFESSOR GARY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Andre Deutsch
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780233005232
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Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier Normandy 1944
Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier Normandy 1944
Canadian and Waffen-SS troops of 12. SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend faced one another in a series of bloody battles following the D-Day landings of June 1944. The Canadian units fought in a number of distinguished regiments, while the Hitlerjugend Division were drawn from the ranks of the Hitler Youth organizations. Veteran officers and NCOs were joined by inexperienced teenagers, and clashed with the Canadians repeatedly, notably at Authie, Bretteville and Hill 168. The struggle quickly took on an especially bitter nature, fuelled by the massacre of Canadian prisoners by Hitlerjugend personnel.

Employing first-hand accounts and the latest research, as well as specially commissioned artwork and carefully selected archive photographs this absorbing study investigates the origins, ethos, training, fighting techniques and weapons of both sides during the epic struggle for Normandy.

Title: Hitlerjugend Soldier vs Canadian Soldier Normandy 1944
Author: GREENTREE DAVID
Series: Combat
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 26/07/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Osprey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472825605
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Kiwis at War 1915 Wounds of War
Kiwis at War 1915 Wounds of War
Mel and her cousin Harriet couldn't bear the thought of brave Kiwi boys being cared for by some bumbling, poorly trained person while the Great War raged on, half a world away. When these nurses joined the NZ Army Nursing Service and boarded ships headed for Egypt, Anzac Cove and beyond, they had little idea of the horrors they would face, the wounds they would tend to and hearts they would help heal.

Title: Kiwis at War 1915 Wounds of War
Author: MENEFY DIANA
Series: Kiwis at War
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Price: $19.00
RRP: $19.00
Imprint: Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 9781775432746
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Passchendaele The Anatomy of a Tragedy
Passchendaele The Anatomy of a Tragedy
This extensively researched book tells the story of one of the darkest hours of Australia and New Zealand's First World War military. With the forensic use of decades-old documents and soldier accounts, it unveils for the first time what really happened on the war-torn slopes of Passchendaele, why, and who was responsible for the deaths and injuries of thousands of soldiers in the black mud of Flanders. Macdonald explores the October battles of Third Ypres from the perspective of the generals who organised them to the soldiers in the field, drawing on a wide range of evidence held in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and Germany. His book is far more than a simple narrative of battle and includes critical and comparative assessments of command, personality, training discipline, weapons, systems, tactics and the environment. It looks equally at the roles of infantry, artillery and engineering units, whether Australian, New Zealand, Canadian or British, and in so doing presents a meticulous, objective and compelling investigation from start to finish. Along the way it offers numerous unique insights that have, until now, been obscured by a nearly century-old fog of war.
This book will reshape the understanding of one of the most infamous battles of the First World War.

Title: Passchendaele The Anatomy of a Tragedy
Author: MACDONALD ANDREW
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/09/2013
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New
ISBN: 9781775540304
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Shrapnel and Semaphore
Shrapnel and Semaphore
Title: Shrapnel and Semaphore
Author: CHAMBERLIN JAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/04/2008
Price: $40.90
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: New Holland
ISBN: 9781869662011
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Tank Book
Tank Book
From the birth of the tank to unmanned vehicles and the tanks of the future, The Tank Book offers a truly definitive look at over 400 different tanks, produced in association with The Tank Museum. Take an up-close look at British, US, Russian, German, and French tanks, meet key designers such as Mikhail Koshkin and Sir William Tritton, and discover the ground-breaking technology behind such vehicles as the Centurion, Hellcat, SV Scout, and T-14 Armata, and the legendary Tiger tankIncredible photographic tours take you inside a variety of tanks, putting you in the seat of some of the most formidable vehicles to ever go to battle in World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Perfect for anyone with an interest in military history, The Tank Book is the ultimate guide to tanks and their role on the battlefield.

Title: Tank Book
Author: DK
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/04/2017
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241250310
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Price: $50.00