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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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            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 Dog with Seven Names

            The Dog with Seven Names (Paperback)

            By Wolfer, Dianne

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            A tiny dog, the runt of the litter, is born on a remote cattle station. She shouldn't have survived, but when Elsie finds her - and names her Princess - she becomes a beloved pet. Life is perfect a until the War comes. With the Japanese air raids coming closer, Elsie's family lea...ves the Pilbara for the south and safety. But the small dog has to stay behind. After travelling far from home she becomes a hospital dog and sees war come to Western Australia. She is now called Flynn and witnesses wonderful and terrible things and looks after lots of different humans a But through all her adventures and many names, the little dog remembers Elsie, who loved her best of all. Will she ever find her again?
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            ISBN 9780143787457
            Published AU 2 Jul 2018
            Publisher Random House
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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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            Courage in the Skies: The Untold Story of Qantas, it's Brave Men and Women and Their Extraordinary Role in World War II

            Courage in the Skies: The Untold Story of Qantas, it's Brave Men and Women and Their Extraordinary Role in World War II (Paperback)

            By Eames, Jim

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            Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australia's war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas' exemplary contribution to Australia's war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times h...as been forgotten. Courage in the Skies is the remarkable story of Qantas at war and the truly heroic deeds of its crew and ground staff as the Japanese advanced towards Australia. Flying unarmed planes through war zones and at times under enemy fire, the airline supplied the front lines, evacuated the wounded and undertook surprising escapes, including carrying more than forty anxious civilians on the last aircraft to leave besieged Singapore. Absorbing, spirited and fast-paced, above all this is a story of an extraordinary group of Australians who confronted the dark days of World War II with bravery, commitment and initiative. They just happened to be Qantas people. 'In this most readable book, Jim Eames captures the experiences of a small band of brave, professional and pioneering aircrew who confronted the dangers of war, the challenges of unforgiving oceanic and tropical weather and the uncertainty of navigation in unarmed flying boats and conventional aircraft.' - Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd)
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            ISBN 9781760529192
            Published AU 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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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
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Revolutionised the War

            A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Revolutionised the War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Parkin, Simon

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            'Find out what is happening in the Atlantic, find ways of getting the convoys through, and sink the U-boats!' Prime Minster, Winston Churchill

            ISBN 9781529353044
            Released AU 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Most Dangerous Moment of the War: Japan'S Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942
             

            The Most Dangerous Moment of the War: Japan'S Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942 (Hardback)

            By Clancy, John

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            A gripping account of Japan's great raid on the Indian Ocean in 1942, when seemingly unstoppable, they advanced on Singapore (formerly Ceylon), an action that could have threatened wholesale defeat for the British, and which Churchill described as 'the most dangerous moment of th...e war'.
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            ISBN 9781612003344
            Released AU 1 Mar 2016
            Publisher Casemate Publishers
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            Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila
             

            Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila (Hardback)

            By Scott, James M.

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            The definitive history of one of the most brutal campaigns of the war in the Pacific.

            ISBN 9780393246940
            Released AU 29 Nov 2018
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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