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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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Price: $28.00
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
Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
"The Battle of Britain" presents in photographs the many aspects of the momentous campaign, from tactics, personalities, and aircraft to its effect on the lives of civilians. Lavishly illustrated, it is a tribute to a nation that pulled together in the face of overwhelming odds, and united, saved and guided the world.

Title: Battle of Britain
Author: CAWTHORNE NIGEL
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/06/2010
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781848375659
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Price: $35.00
Berry Boys Portraits of World War One Soldiers & Families
Berry Boys Portraits of World War One Soldiers & Families
Berry & Co, established in 1897 by William Berry, was a Wellington photographic studio producing commissioned portraits for the first decades of the twentieth century. In the 1990s, a tenant of 147 Cuba Street, Wellington, discovered around 3,000 glass plate negatives in a cupboard. This transpired to be the remarkable Berry & Co Collection. Amongst the studio portraits in the collection are around 130 showing ordinary World War One servicemen in uniforms, sometimes posing with families and friends. Many of these would have been taken before the men left to fight, or while on leave from the European theatres of war. Together, they offer a potent snapshot of the New Zealand of the time - and the changing face of the war itself. But who were they? What happened to them in the war? Do they have any descendants still alive? If so, Te Papa wanted to make contact to learn more about their lives. On 29 September 2013, TVNZ's Sunday programme spread the word, and a remarkable public response helped reunite many soldiers with their identities. A new TVNZ documentary, Berry Boys: The Speakers for the Dead, about the Berry soldiers' stories will screen later in 2014.
Published to coincide with the national screening of the documentary, Berry Boys: Portraits of World War One Soldiers and Families features the full collection of beautifully reproduced portraits, accompanied by the unique and carefully researched stories of the soldiers and their loved ones, including many that have only recently come to light. Though these soldiers represent only a tiny fraction of the thousands of men who departed to join the fighting overseas, through their poignant stories we are granted a remarkable lens on New Zealanders' experiences - their hope, anxiety, fear, pride and love - over the span of the Frist World War.

Title: Berry Boys Portraits of World War One Soldiers & Families
Author: FITZGERALD MICHAEL
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2014
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Tepapa
Publisher: Te Papa Press
ISBN: 9780994104120
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Price: $55.00
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
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Quercus
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848668553
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Price: $28.00
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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Price: $65.00
Fighting for Empire NZ and the Great War of 1914-1918
Fighting for Empire NZ and the Great War of 1914-1918
One hundred thousand New Zealanders sailed to war between 1914 and 1918, and at the end of four years of conflict the country had suffered 60,000 casualties, including 18,000 dead. Dr Chris Pugsley's account of the First World War (first published as a section in Scars on the Heart: 200 Years of NZ at War, Bateman, 1996), is a tale of learning about war the hard way, by bitter and costly experience, drawing on photographs, letters and diaries to examine the impact of war through the eyes of those involved. This lively mix of text, photographs and soldiers' own accounts covers all aspects of the war: from NZ's seizing German Samoa five days after war was declared, ANZAC Cove and Gallipoli, patriotism at home, Mounted Rifles in Sinai and Palestine, the role of our nurses, the Western Front, and 'Sea Dogs and Flying Aces' - how our sailors and airmen fought the war.

Title: Fighting for Empire NZ and the Great War of 1914-1918
Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/08/2014
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869538781
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Price: $20.00
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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Price: $55.00
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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Price: $30.00
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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Price: $19.00
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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Price: $45.00
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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Price: $40.90