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            False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II
              

            False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robinson, Stephen

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            False Flags tells the epic story of the `pirate war' waged by the German raiders the Orion, Komet, Pinguin and Kormoran during the early years of World War II.

            ISBN 9781925335804
            Published AU 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend
             

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

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            • Pub Date
              28 Apr 20

            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Tobruk 1941
             

            Tobruk 1941 (Paperback)

            By Wilmot, Chester

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            With a distinctive mix of vigour and intelligence that made him a celebrated correspondent during and after the Second World War, Wilmot here tells the sotyr of the fighting in and around Tobruk from January to December 1941.

            ISBN 9780143008521
            Published AU 29 Jun 2009
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail
              

            The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kienzle, Robyn

            If one person made the Kokoda Track that man was Bert Kienzle. Part Samoan and German/English, born in Fiji and raised in Germany and Australia, he was managing a rubber plantation and gold mine in Papua New Guinea at the outbreak of WWII.

            ISBN 9780733627637
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            Published AU 26 Jul 2011
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Hachette Military Collection
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            The Desert War: The North Africa Campaign 1940-43
              

            The Desert War: The North Africa Campaign 1940-43 (Paperback)

            By Moorehead, Alan

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            Alan Moorehead was sent to cover the North Africa campaign in 1940 by the Daily Express and he followed its dramatic course all the way to 1943. The three books he subsequently wrote about his experiences - collected here as The Desert War - were acclaimed as classic accounts of ...the tussle between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps.
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            ISBN 9780143011972
            Published AU 1 Jun 2009
            Publisher Penguin
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            Nobody's Soldier: The Life of Andrii Antonenko
              

            Nobody's Soldier: The Life of Andrii Antonenko (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Antonenko, Peter

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            Andrii Antonenko was born in the Ukraine in 1922 shortly before the Communist purges of the Kulaks. He and his family were sent to work camps in the frozen steppes of the far North when he wasn't even a teenager. He escaped the camp at an early age and from then on his life was a... tale of extraordinary resilience and survival.
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            ISBN 9781925230604
            Published AU 21 Jun 2019
            Publisher Sid Harta Publishers
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            The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz

            The Nine Hundred: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macadam, Heather Dune; Moorehead, Caroline

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            The untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad, Slovakia on March 25, 1942 that became the first official transport to Auschwitz.

            ISBN 9781529329322
            Released AU 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            A Ration Book Wedding
             

            A Ration Book Wedding (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Fullerton, Jean

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            • Pub Date
              7 May 20

            Jean Fullerton, the queen of the East End, returns with a wonderful new nostalgic novel. Because in the darkest days of the Blitz, love is more important than ever.

            ISBN 9781786496096
            Released AU 7 May 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            Series Ration Book series
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            Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler
             

            Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Donnell, Svenja

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              28 Apr 20

            What does it mean to be on the wrong side of history? But when Svenja impulsively visits this windswept Baltic city, something unlocks in Inge and, finally, she begins to tell her story.

            ISBN 9781529105469
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Franci's War: The true story of a young woman's incredible journey into the heart of the Holocaust

            Franci's War: The true story of a young woman's incredible journey into the heart of the Holocaust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Epstein, Franci

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            In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Ausc...hwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance- she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitiution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation.
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            ISBN 9780241441107
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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