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            A Long Petal of the Sea

            A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

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            That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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            ISBN 9781526615909
            Released AU 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            Remembrance: 100 Years, 100 Memorials, 100 Australian Stori Es
             

            Remembrance: 100 Years, 100 Memorials, 100 Australian Stori Es (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Geoff

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            Celebrates 100 years since the outbreak of World War One by featuring stories behind 100 memorials to the fallen from across Australia. In a distinctively original and captivating way this shows how the terrible sacrifice of young Australians has reverberated across this country ...through time and how the memories still resonate in different ways.
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            ISBN 9781743467503
            Published AU 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia
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            Ordinary Heroes

            Ordinary Heroes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Dickins, Barry

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            Cleverly crafted, the new edition of this book takes the reader beyond the setting of war, and shows the reader how this experience shapes and changes people's lives forever. It includes an exclusive interview with the soldier who is the subject of Damien Parer's famous photograp...h.
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            ISBN 9781864981032
            Published AU 29 Nov 1999
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Australian Code Breakers: Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich
             

            Australian Code Breakers: Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Phelps, James

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            Long before Bletchley Park, Australia had its own version of Enigma. The untold story of how a former Australian headmaster and his mostly female team cracked one of Germany's most complex codes, paving the way for the greatest Allied naval victory of World War I. On 11 August 19...14, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richards boarded the SS Hobart in Port Phillip, Melbourne, suspecting the German merchant vessel fleeing Australia was carrying more than wool and wheat. He was right. After hiding under a bed for six hours and holding a German officer at gunpoint, Richards seized a top-secret naval codebook - the first to be obtained by any Allied force. The fledgling Australian Navy had an opportunity to immediately change the course of the war. But what exactly had they found? Enter the ANZAC codebreakers ... Recruited by savvy top brass, maths whizz and German speaker Frederick Wheatley worked night and day to fathom the basic principles of the code and start tracking the powerful German Pacific Fleet led by the brilliant and dashing Graf Maximilian von Spee. Soon Melbourne was a hub of international Allied intelligence, and the British Royal Navy - following a disastrous naval defeat at Coronel, off Chile, on 1 November - was sending all intercepted messages to Wheatley for decryption. In a dramatic race to neutralise the threat in the Pacific, the Anzac team grappled with the Germans' latest ingenious modifications to the code, finally unlocking all its secrets and providing vital information that set up a pivotal Allied victory in the Falkland Islands. A thrilling, fast-paced and thoroughly modern telling of one of Australia's greatest unknown military triumphs, written by our number-one true-crime writer. Welcome to ANZAC Codebreakers.
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            ISBN 9781460756225
            Published AU 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore
              

            Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Broadbent, Harvey; Foreword by Cosgrove, Peter

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            This book seeks to convey the story of Gallipoli to Australians of all ages. On 25 April, 1915, Allied troops stormed the cliffs of Gallipoli. Twenty-eight thousand Australians were killed and wounded in the bloody, eight-month campaign. Gallipoli is now regarded as a defining ep...isode in Australian history.
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            ISBN 9780143011330
            Published AU 30 Mar 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Kokoda: 75th Anniversary Edition

            Kokoda: 75th Anniversary Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

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            For Australians, Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II. This is an authoritative account of one of the most famous battles in military history.

            ISBN 9780733619625
            Published AU 1 Nov 2010
            Publisher Hachette
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            Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction

            Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (Paperback)

            By Robinson, Ashton

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            This book is Ashton Robinson's unique eye-witness account of the ISG's operations in Iraq, based at Camp Slayer, in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces The group's task was to search for weapons of mass destruction or to account for them if they did not exist. But the ISG disc...overed so much more. The ISG unintentionally gained a fascinating insight into Saddam's dictatorship through interviews with most of `the Quartet', Saddam's senior committee of trusted lieutenants, and uncovered a web of international corruption surrounding Iraq's erosion of UN sanctions. The author interweaves his daily experiences in Iraq with interviews with Saddam's men and historical analysis of pre- and post-war Iraq. He explores Australia's intelligence relationships with allies and also covers the human rights issues in the coalition occupation of Iraq, as well as the development of the insurgency in Iraq and the rise of ISIL. This story is not just about the Iraq War; it's a rare look into Australia's allied intelligence relations, and the international politics, intrigue and corruption surrounding the war.
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            ISBN 9781922265524
            Published AU 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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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
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780733630262
            Published AU 26 Jul 2011
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Hachette Military Collection
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