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              Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45, 28 (Maori) Battalion
               

              Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45, 28 (Maori) Battalion (Hardback, 3rd New edition)

              By Cody, J. F.

              • RRP: $58.50
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              The Maori warrior in New Zealand first came to prominence during the land wars of the 19th Century. During these conflicts, they were known as fierce opponents, as well as courageous allies. Subsequently, and especially based on the Treaty of Waitangi, the Maori felt that they ow...ed special allegiance to the Queen, to the extent that they volunteered to serve during the wars in South Africa and the Sudan, and they were eventually accepted as a key part of New Zealand's contribution to the Great War of 1914-18. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Maori again wanted to play a part, although this time they sought a more prominent, fighting role. This was agreed to, and the 28th (Maori) Battalion was formed to embark with the second echelon in 1940. The Battalion had a distinguished fighting record, and the men were much respected and feared, making the Maori unit one of the best that this country has sent from these shores. After initially deploying to England, they re-embarked for the Middle East, and arrived in time for the disastrous campaigns in Greece and Crete. Later, they fought in the 1941Libyan Campaign and in the 1942 battles in the defence of Egypt, before moving to Italy and the final campaign. In all these campaigns, the Battalion played a key role in the fighting, such as the counterattacks at Maleme and 42nd Street in the Crete Campaign, or again in the Battle of Tebaga Gap, where a young 2nd Lieutenant Ngarimu gained his posthumous Victoria Cross.
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              ISBN 9780987667519
              Published AU 20 Dec 2012
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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              Bunty Preece: Soldier of the 28 (Maori) Battalion
                

              Bunty Preece: Soldier of the 28 (Maori) Battalion (Hardback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              The story of Alfred (Bunty) Preece of the Chatham Islands (Moriori, Kai Tahu), soldier, farmer, local body politician, kaumatua and advocate for his people. Includes his recollections of the Italian Campaign of World War Two while serving with the D Company 28 (Maori) Battalion. ...Includes a full nominal roll of members of D Company.
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              ISBN 9780987666543
              Published AU 1 Jan 2012
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971
                

              ANZACS VIETNAM 1965-1971 (Hardback)

              By Howell, Tony

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              This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.

              ISBN 9780995121928
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
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              TWR and Jaguar's XJS: Inside Tom Walkinshaws Group A Racing Team
                

              TWR and Jaguar's XJS: Inside Tom Walkinshaws Group A Racing Team (Hardback)

              By Scott, Allan

              • RRP: $127.50
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              This book is a high quality coloured production with over 150 photographs and tells the inside story of how Tom Walkinshaw Racing carried out this sometimes controversial motor racing programme for Jaguar Cars UK, from 1982-1987. New Zealander Allan Scott who investigated and man...aged TWR's Race Engiene Division over 15 years takes an in-depth view of how TWR operated, as well as documenting its many successes on the race tracks of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Macau. Told from an engine perspective, this book reveals for the first time the magic and myth surrounding this period in TWR's history.
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              ISBN 9780987666550
              Published AU 4 Oct 2012
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Keeping the Peace: a Kiwi's Modern Conflict Experience
                

              Keeping the Peace: a Kiwi's Modern Conflict Experience (Hardback)

              By Allnutt, Greg

              • RRP: $40.50
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              This timely publication has many coloured photographs and its writing gives an interesting insight of what today's modern New Zealand soldier is involved in, in the service of his country in Angola, Bougainville, Kuwait, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.

              ISBN 9780987666567
              Published AU 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Bunty Preece
                

              Bunty Preece (PDF ebook)

              By O Connor, Tom

              The story of Alfred (Bunty) Preece of the Chatham Islands (Moriori, Kai Tahu), soldier, farmer, local body politician, kaumatua and advocate for his people. Includes his recollections of the Italian Campaign of World War Two while serving with the D Company 28 (Maori) Battalion. ...Includes a full nominal roll of members of D Company.
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              ISBN 9780987666574
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              Published AU 1 Dec 2012
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
              Interest Age 15+ years
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              Jungle Green Shadows: Victor 2 Company Vietnam 1967 - 1968
                

              Jungle Green Shadows: Victor 2 Company Vietnam 1967 - 1968 (Paperback)

              By Howell, Tony

              • RRP: $67.99
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              The New Zealand Government ordered the deployment of combat forces to Vietnam in 1965 to join Australia and other Allies engaged in that War. Victor 2 Rifle Company arrived in Vietnam on 12 November 1967 and left on 13 May 1968. Major Brian Worsnop was the commander, and the auth...or, Lieutenant Tony Howell, was one of the Platoon Commanders. Jungle Green Shadows is a very important historical record of Victor 2 Company's participation in New Zealand's most unpopular war. What is fascinating is how Tony has managed to weave the thoughts and experiences of so many surviving Company soldiers into this factual account. As a result it reads more like an educational novel than a history book. There is one chapter that deals with a typical day in the life of a Lead Scout, a tense and thought-provoking look at how these young men cared for themselves and each other. The reader may find the Scout's contact with two Viet Cong too graphically described - but it is indicative of what these young men were asked to do. The Company was deployed to Vietnam during the most violent period of the Vietnam War - the Tet Offensive. If you had any questions about how this Rifle Company became a legend, this book will provide the answers. The defining hours for Victor 2 Company were when they were attacked and surrounded by a Battalion of Viet Cong on 7 February 1968. For several hours the Company fought off the attackers, initially without artillery or air support. The book is not all combat action, however, although there is enough of that there. Tony deals thoroughly with the battlefield stress and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues that arose from being constantly in the front line. He is very sympathetic in the way he covers these stress issues and their effects on families and, in turn, their children. Tony brings to light the brutality of the Hanoi regime and the huge toll they inflicted on their own people, both during the War and after the Allies withdrew from Vietnam in
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              ISBN 9780995121904
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
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              Tides of Kawhia: 2020
                

              Tides of Kawhia: 2020 (Paperback, New edition)

              By O'Connor, Tom

              • RRP: $35.99
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              Crammed with fascinating historical details, this novel introduces the reader to the enigmatic figure of Te Rau-paraha. In the late eighteenth century, Kawhia is the prosperous heart of the people of Ngati Toarangatira. But, beyond the borders ominous changes threaten to drive th...e iwi from their coastal stronghold. In the north, Nga Puhi acquire muskets, and to the east the Waikato tribes cast envious eyes on the bountiful wa-ters and forests of Kawhia. Into this mix the child Maui Potiki is born. He is later called Te Rauparaha ? a name that today ripples down the pages of New Zealand his- tory. The young Te Rauparaha uses his wits, courage and audacity to become a military strategist, accom-plished politician and tribal leader. Sharing his exploits is Te Rou Rou, born into slavery who, like the young man of rank, uses intelligence to improve his status in the often dangerous tribal life of the time. When simmering animosities between the inland peoples explode into all-out-war, hundreds of warriors are left on the battlefield. In Tides of Kawhia, deadly fights and ancient Maori ritual mingle with delicate poetry and an impetuous hot-blooded people, bringing to life a period of history and a society unknown to many.
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              ISBN 9780995121935
              Published AU 1 May 2020
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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              Series Te Rauparaha's life
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              Shooting From the Shadows: New Zealand SAS, Wings Williams Story
                

              Shooting From the Shadows: New Zealand SAS, Wings Williams Story (Hardback)

              By Williams, Wings

              • RRP: $67.50
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              Between 1956 and 1971 the New Zealand SAS were deployed on active service four times. Michael 'Wings' Williams career in the New Zealand Army, and the New Zealand SAS, spans a significant portion of this period - and this book takes the reader through two of those key campaigns; ...Borneo and South Vietnam.
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              ISBN 9780994132307
              Published AU 26 May 2019
              Publisher John Douglas Publishing
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              The Ferret: Sergeant Eric Batchelor DCM and Bar, M.I.D.
               

              The Ferret: Sergeant Eric Batchelor DCM and Bar, M.I.D. (Hardback)

              By O'Connor, Tom

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              A biography of the late Eric Batchelor, World War Two veteran and twice recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the MID (Mentioned in Dispatches) clasp. This biography looks beyond the war years, and into the years after, as returned servicemen pick up the threads of the...ir old lives and attempt to make sense of small-town New Zealand after serving at the front lines of a world war.
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              ISBN 9780994105998
              Published AU 1 Jan 2017
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