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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: $69.50
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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
              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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              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: $41.50
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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
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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: $59.50
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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
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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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              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: $68.99
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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
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              The Rusty Tin Can
               

              The Rusty Tin Can (Paperback)

              By Williams, Suzy

              • RRP: $32.50
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              "This book tells the life of Suzy Williams, who grew from British army childhood to today being a recently retired New Zealander, who shares seven marriages between herand her spouse of twenty-seven years.Suzy suffered from serious childhood sexual abuse, followed by a series of ...three marriages and various relationships where she was abused, used, faced crisis's, was life threatened and cast aside over a period of forty years.These 'forty years of adventure' are full of the strangest and worst events and situations that would, at the very least, scare-to-death, or at worst seem un-surmountable toa normal person. Sometimes they are outrageously funny or weird, but nevertheless are true.You would think that anyone exposed to these events, that-cut-to the-bone, would preclude this anyone ever being able to overcome and live a half-decent life, without being a mental wreck.And yet Suzy does overcome, with divine assistance, when all other avenues and options had failed her. She shows others living her old life and circumstances that they too should not succumb but be overcomers like Suzy. Answers to YOUR real-life questions are here.This book should have appeal to anyone, male or female, rich or poor, secular or any religion; that whatever their circumstances are 'now' they too can fight their way out ofoppression and find their way to happiness.Counsellor's, those needing counselling, those who find unanswerable questions in their life and those looking for inspiration or to give inspiration need to take a leaf or two from Suzy's book"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780994132321
              Published AU 2 Aug 2018
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              Heroes of Gallipoli: The Gallantry of New Zealanders on Gallipoli
               

              Heroes of Gallipoli: The Gallantry of New Zealanders on Gallipoli (Hardback)

              By Stowers, Richard

              • RRP: $54.99
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              With the centenary of the First World War upon us in 2015, Richard Stowers has written this book to increase the awareness of the unpretentious gallantry and service by New Zealanders during the Gallipoli campaign. The book details the bravery and distinguished service of men and... women of the 1st echelon of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the Gallipoli campaign. In some ways those listed in the book were the lucky ones whose courage was officially recognised. Many more who did heroic acts were not so fortunate, and their actions were never officially recognised due to the fortunes of war. Often overshadowed by the exploits of the Australians who were awarded nine Victoria Crosses during the Gallipoli campaign, time and time again the New Zealanders were denied gallantry medals by their high command. New Zealand can be rightly proud of these men and women who did extraordinary deeds during times of danger, hardship and peril.
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              ISBN 9780994105950
              Published AU 31 Oct 2015
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              Dog in the Snow: The Story of the Middle East Ski School
               

              Dog in the Snow: The Story of the Middle East Ski School (Hardback)

              By Koorey, Paul

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              He was an Alsatian called Rex, who lived among the snows of the mountains of Lebanon and Syria. When the author first met him, in November 1941, Rex belonged to a Bishop of the Maronite Church. Rec disliked strangers, but James Riddell proved an exception.

              ISBN 9780994132314
              Published AU 29 Jan 2018
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