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            A Long Petal of the Sea
             

            A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

            • RRP: $34.99
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              21 Jan 20

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Westwind: The classic lost thriller

            Westwind: The classic lost thriller (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Rankin, Ian

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            A masterclass in cat-and-mouse espionage suspense - and the last lost novel - from the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin...

            ISBN 9781409196051
            Released AU 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace
             

            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, Scott

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            This is a book about the difficult peace that can follow a war: the untold story of soldiers stranded far from home, facing an uncertain future

            ISBN 9781743795491
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Bill and Horrie: Australia'S Greatest War Horse and War Dog

            Bill and Horrie: Australia'S Greatest War Horse and War Dog (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Perry, Roland

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            Bill the Bastard Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride hi...m but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together. They depended on each other for their survival. And when the chips were down, Bill's heroic efforts and exceptional instincts in battle saved the lives of Shanahan and four of his men. By September 1918, 'Bill the Bastard' was known by the entire Light Horse force, who used his name not as an insult, but as a term of endearment. Bill had become a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzac mounted force. There was no other horse like Bill the Bastard. Horrie the War Dog In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent. The little Egyptian Terrier's ritual of sitting, barking, then dashing for the trenches, had the gunners running for cover before their camp was strafed and bombed. Where Moody went, Horrie went too, through the battle zones of the Middle East and far beyond. As the Japanese forces began their assault in Asia Moody and his soldier mates joined the fight, but not before they had smuggled Horrie onto a troop ship and a harrowing journey back to Australia where they thought their little friend would be safe. The war over, Moody brought H
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            ISBN 9781760529512
            Published AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore
              

            Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Broadbent, Harvey; Foreword by Cosgrove, Peter

            • RRP: $35.00
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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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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Kismet: The Story of Gallipoli Pows

            Kismet: The Story of Gallipoli Pows (Paperback)

            By Lawless, Jennifer

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Plenty of opportunity to buy raki' was one of many surprises for Australian soldiers captured at Gallipoli. Kismet identifies sixty-seven of them and, using information gleaned from Australian, British and Turkish archives, recounts their stories of capture and experiences at cam...ps across Turkey.
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            ISBN 9781925003611
            Published AU 5 May 2015
            Publisher Australian Scholarly Publishin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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