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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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            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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            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West

            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kilcullen, David

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            Soldier-scholar David Kilcullen shows what opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict. Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower - a titan stalking the world stage with more relative power than any empire in history. Yet as e...arly as 1993, newly appointed CIA director James Woolsey pointed out that although Western powers had 'slain a large dragon' by defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, they now faced a 'bewildering variety of poisonous snakes'. In this book, Killcullen explains what happened to the 'snakes' (non-state threats, including from terrorists and guerrillas) and the 'dragons' (state-based competitors such as Russia and China). He explores how enemies learn under conditions of conflict, and examines how Western dominance over a very particular, narrowly defined form of warfare has forced adversaries to adapt in ways that present serious new challenges to America and its allies. State and non-state threats have increasingly come to resemble each other, Kilcullen argues, with states adopting non-state techniques and non-state actors now able to access levels of precision and lethal weapon-systems once only available to governments. A counterintuitive look at this new, vastly more complex environment, The Dragons and the Snakes not only reshaped our understanding of the West's enemies' capabilities, but also shows how we can respond, given the increasing limits on US power.
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            ISBN 9781925849158
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The Lost Boy: Tales of a child soldier

            The Lost Boy: Tales of a child soldier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Deng, Ayik Chut

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            In episode 1 of the Ray Martin fronted SBS series Look me in the eye two South Sudanese migrants now resident in Brisbane sat across from each other and looked into each other's eyes. One of them, Ayik, was once a ten-year-old boy soldier training in the junior forces of the SPLA... and like many of the young boys hating it. He regularly ran away, sometimes to refugee camps, but was found, dragged bag and brutally punished by then fourteen-year-old Anyang, the man now sitting opposite him. After a tumultuous life in Africa, Ayik brings that trauma with him to Australia and at various times gets in trouble with the law over violence, alcohol and drugs. He is misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and is wrongly medicated for years. One day at a Brisbane church he looks across and sees his childhood torturer and is filled with hate. They do not interact then, but on their next encounter, a few years later, Ayik speaks with Anyang and says if they were still in Africa he would kill him. Thankfully a number of forces (including the law and parenthood and a better psychiatrist) eventually set Ayik on the straight and narrow. He is studying and working and hopes to be an actor. He has had small roles in films in Queensland including Thor - Ragnarok! An incredibly honest book showing that recovering from torture and war is a process of lifelong learning, choices and challenges.
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            ISBN 9780143796299
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            The Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses
             

            The Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses (Paperback)

            By Rees, Peter

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            The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. Now a major six-part television series.

            ISBN 9781760293291
            Published AU 23 Mar 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War

            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War (Paperback)

            By Davies, Will Dr.

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            The Forgotten explores an often-overlooked part of Australia's rich and diverse history - the service and sacrifice of the Chinese Labour Corps who worked under the British and French on the Western Front during the First World War. It puts the story of the Chinese Labour Corps i...nto the broader history of China's encounters with western European nations since the 1700s. A part of that story includes the large numbers of Chinese people who immigrated to Australia during this period. It was the sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons of these Chinese settlers who volunteered to fight for Australia during the First World War. Those men are the Chinese Anzacs. The Forgotten celebrates the shared history between China and Australia and the combined efforts to promote peace.
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            ISBN 9781925927238
            Published AU 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
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            Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery
             

            Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burgess, Colin

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            A collection of stories about the most dangerous aspect of the Australian prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men willing to risk death in order to overcome almost impossible odds i...n the loneliest war of all - the fight for the right to be free.
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            ISBN 9781760854294
            Published AU 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Gallipoli

            Gallipoli (Paperback)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

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            On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a def...ining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved- the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.
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            ISBN 9780143786351
            Published AU 14 Aug 2017
            Publisher Random House
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            Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918
              

            Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918 (Hardback, New title)

            By Pelvin, Richard

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            This illustrated book is a moving pictorial record of World War I as experienced by the ANZACs. Over 500 rarely seen photos, historic maps, letters and diaries from the War Memorial archives, as well as detailed captions and illustrated timelines bring to life the ANZAC story as ...experienced by the ordinary soldier.
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            ISBN 9781740661423
            Published AU 1 Apr 2004
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
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