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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

            • RRP: $49.99
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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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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography
             

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Proud 6th: An Illustrated History of the 6th Australian Division 1939-1946
              

            The Proud 6th: An Illustrated History of the 6th Australian Division 1939-1946 (Hardback)

            By Johnston, Mark

            • RRP: $61.99
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            Through photographs and an authoritative text, this book tells the story of the 6th Australian Division.

            ISBN 9780521514118
            Released AU 7 Nov 2008
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Australian Army History Series
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            Japanese Armies 1868-1877: The Boshin War and Satsuma Rebellion

            Japanese Armies 1868-1877: The Boshin War and Satsuma Rebellion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Esposito, Gabriele; Illustrated by Rava, Giuseppe

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $18.74
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            This title explains and illustrates the 19th-century transition of Japanese armies from traditional Samurai equipment and tactics to those of the Western world, and the armed clashes between the two cultures. The restoration of the Meiji Imperial dynasty in 1868, after 250 years ...of the Tokugawa Shogunate, decisively opened Japan to the outside world and the monarchy embraced modernization, including the creation of a new Westernized army. However, this modernization process was resisted by the traditional Samurai feudal nobility, leading to a series of battles. The first clash between the two cultures came swiftly. During the Boshin War of 1868---69, a French military adviser, Jules Brunet, changed sides to join the insurgents. They won several engagements before the final crushing of the rebel Ezo Republic. After this point, the Imperial Army continued to modernize along French lines, and social changes began to impoverish Samurai noblemen, who lost their social and political role and their associated privileges. During 1876, the powerful Satsuma Domain, around Kagoshima in south-west Kyushu, became a focus for discontent. Its leader Saigo Takamori effectively ignored the central government, and in January 1877, increasing unrest broke out into open rebellion. The Imperial forces were now much stronger, and the Navy could land troops and bombard Kagoshima. The bitter Satsuma siege and attempted capture of Kumamoto Castle finally failed in April, and the Samurai made a last stand at Shiroyama on September 24, choosing to go down fighting. This marked the final defeat and displacement of the Samurai class. This fully illustrated title explores the fall of the Samurai in detail, examining the arms, tactics, key figures of both sides, and charting the increasing Westernization of the Imperial forces.
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            ISBN 9781472837080
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Men-at-arms
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            Roman Legionary: 58 BC - AD 69
             

            Roman Legionary: 58 BC - AD 69 (Paperback)

            By Cowan, Ross; Illustrated by McBride, Angus

            • RRP: $29.50
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            This title provides a behind the scenes look at all aspects of daily life for Roman legionaries, using centurion M. Caelius as an example of the typical legionary. It looks at training, weaponry and tactics.

            ISBN 9781841766003
            Released AU 20 May 2012
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Warrior
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            Band Of Brothers

            Band Of Brothers (Paperback, Reissue)

            By Ambrose, Stephen E.

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $17.24
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            The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's acclaimed TV series, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Damian Lewis.

            ISBN 9781471170058
            Released AU 1 Dec 2017
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
             

            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McRaven, Admiral William H.

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

            ISBN 9781538729755
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Roman Legionaries: Soldiers of Empire
             

            Roman Legionaries: Soldiers of Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Elliott, Simon

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            Concise history of the Roman legionary; his weapons, training, skills, as well as significant triumphs and disasters in battle.

            ISBN 9781612006116
            Released AU 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher Casemate Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Casemate Short History
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            Willie Apiata VC pbk
              

            Willie Apiata VC pbk (Trade Paperback / Paperback, new edition softcover)

            By Little, Paul

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $22.49
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            Corporal Willie Apiata became the first New Zealander since the Second World War to be awarded the Commonwealth's highest military award for his actions with the NZ SAS in Afghanistan. From his early life in small town East Coast New Zealand to his actions in the deserts of Afgha...nistan, this is his story in his words. This book will not only establish the place of Corporal Apiata in New Zealand's history but will give an insight into the nature of a man who is truly a reluctant hero. While to most of us his actions seemed extraordinary and heroic, Corporal Apiata felt he was an ordinary Kiwi just 'doing his job'.
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            ISBN 9780143010944
            Published AU 27 Aug 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea
              

            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Desmond, Pip

            More than 6,000 New Zealanders served in the Korean War during the early 1950s. Many were volunteer members of Kayforce in search of adventure. Others sailed on the six navy frigates that plied Korean waters as part of the United Nations forces. Forty-five Kiwis lost their lives ...in this Cold War conflict that, decades later, remains unresolved. But the camaraderie among those who survived continues. Based on in-depth interviews, The War That Never Ended records the memories of 12 of those veterans - gunners, signallers, seamen, a mechanic, dispatch rider, dentist, engineer and official photographer. The men tell intimate and often surprising stories, from the rigours of manning 25-pounder guns to survival in bitter cold; from the horror of lifting mines to the delight of finding puha in the paddy fields. Honest, poignant and sometimes humorous, these unique accounts provide a fascinating snapshot of Kiwi involvement in what has been dubbed 'the forgotten war' - one in which peace has yet to be declared.
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            ISBN 9780143568483
            Published AU 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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