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THE BOYS WHO CAME HOME: Recollections of Gallipoli
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THE BOYS WHO CAME HOME: Recollections of Gallipoli

By Broadbent, Harvey

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: ABC Enterprises, 1990. xiii, + 140pp., intext, b/white halftone plates and line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, trivially faded. Illustrated (montage style) card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. 'The Boys Who Came Home' is a compilation of personal narratives recalling individual experiences on Gallipoli by soldiers if the A.I.F., Lancashire Fusiliers and Regiment, plus several who were members of the Turkish 5th Army. From Harold Barker, DCM, Lance-Corporal, 7th Battalion, A.I.F., to Stan Watson, CBE, DSO, MC, Lieutenant, Royal Australian Engineers, AIF, all came home to tell their stories . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Acks. 10 chapters. Refs. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.13

GALLIPOLI CORRESPONDENT: The Frontline Diary of C.E.W. Bean
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GALLIPOLI CORRESPONDENT: The Frontline Diary of C.E.W. Bean

By C. E. W. Bean (SElected and Annotated By Kevin Fewster)

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: George Allen & Unwin, 1983. 217pp., colour-art illustrated endpapers. B/white halftone plate frontispiece, and like, intext plates throughout (Source: A.W.M.). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Textblock like bumped on lower corner, else unmarked. Colour-art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and creased, else very good. 'Gallipoli Correspondent' is a selection from the diaries and notes (a total of almost 300 volumes) amassed by official press correspondent with the Australian Imperial Force, Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean (1879-1968). C.E.W. Bean sailed with the first convoy, landed on 25 April with the first troops and remained on Gallipoli until the evacuation . . . Contents include: Prelims., Abbs., Acks., Introduction. Diary Note. 5 chapters. Bibliographical Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 776g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$13.91

GEELONG GRAMMARIANS AT THE GREAT WAR (Inscribed and Signed Copy)
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GEELONG GRAMMARIANS AT THE GREAT WAR (Inscribed and Signed Copy)

By Affleck, James

Armadale, Victoria, Australia: Cliffe Books (in Association with the Geelong Grammar Foundation ), 1999. vi, + 286pp., colour plate frontispiece, two unpaginated colour plates, unpaginated b/white halftone section, plus a line-drawn theatre map section at rear. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt titles and school crest over mildly foredge-bumped maroon boards. A personal inscription (" . . . many thanks for your help, James") additiionally fully signed and dated (11th November, 1999 - the book's release date) on title page, else textblock unmarked. Plain glassine dustwrapper has several repaired closed tears, else good. The book pays tribute to and gives short biographies of some 417 Geelong Grammarians who served in the Great War, with one in five who enlisted paying the supreme sacrifice . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Foreword. Editorials. The Supreme Sacrifice. Those who Returned. New From th4e War Years. Letters From the War. References, including Lists. Bibliography. Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 800g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$45.21

MONASH: The Outsider Who Won a War. A Biography of Australia's Greatest Military Commander
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MONASH: The Outsider Who Won a War. A Biography of Australia's Greatest Military Commander

By Perry, Roland

North Sydney, Australia: Random House Australia, 2007. xxi, + 596pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections, plus several intext theatre maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the story of Australia's greatest military commander and tactician who, post-war as an engineer, oversaw the growth of Victoria's State Electricity Commission. The immense contribution that Sir John Monash (1865-1931) paid to innovative tactics and planning led to a succession of major battle wins leading to the end of the Great War . . . Contents include: Prelims., List of Maps. Introduction: Engineer of Victory - 8 August 1918. 24 chapters. Acks. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 625g. . First Thus, 5th Impression . Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.91

AUSTRALIAN SERVICE BAYONETS  (Signed Limited Edition)
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AUSTRALIAN SERVICE BAYONETS (Signed Limited Edition)

By Skennerton, Ian D.

Margate, Queensland, Australia : Author (I. D. Skennerton), 1976. (xi), + 134pp., intext b/white halftone plates and line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on heel. Line-drawn illustrated boards lightly shelfworn on foot, else undamaged. Hand-written (439) number (Limited Edition: 2,000 copies) on half-title page, and signed by by author on title page, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several short closed tears and a nip. Designed as a (stand-alone) companion volume to 'Australian Service Longarms', 'Australian Service Bayonets' details the issue and usage of bayonets in Australia from the early days as a penal colony, to the present time (read 1976). Each bayonet is individually listed, with technical data and line-drawings, with production notes, issues, manufacture and experimental models . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks. Introduction. Bayonet Nomenclature. 6 chapters. Bibliography. Glossary. Illustration Acks. Index. Book weight approx. 495g. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$86.94

AMATEUR SOLDIER : An Australian Machine Gunner`s Memories of World War II
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AMATEUR SOLDIER : An Australian Machine Gunner`s Memories of World War II

By Bellair, John

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Spectrum Publications, 1984. viii, + 168pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Art-illustrated (Graham McKenzie) card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. The author joined the A.I.F. as a private soldier in 1939, and served for six years in England, North Africa, Greece, Crete, Syria and New Guinea. He was commissioned in 1940, in the 2nd/1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion, and commanded a platoon in the Greek Campaign. He was, for six months,. personal assistant to Lieutenent-General Sir Leslie Morshead, and for the last half of the war was a Company Commander of the 2nd/3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Introduction, 14 chapters. Glossary. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.91

THE AUSTRALIANS AT THE BOER WAR
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THE AUSTRALIANS AT THE BOER WAR

By Wallace, R. L

Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: The Australian War Memorial and the Australian Government Printing Service , 1976. xv, + 420pp., tinted endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates extant and attached). Intext, line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over mildly bumped spine. Ochre-coloured boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated ('Sergeant N.S.W. Mounted Rifles', Tom Roberts, 1896), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with creases and closed tears on rear panel. Although more than 16,000 enlisted men, and several thousand more paid private passage to fight in South Africa, relatively little is known of Australia's contribution to the British cause. In this book, arguably the best report of Australian involvement (1899-1902), the author provides a comprehensive record . . .Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 26 chapters (including Bibliography, Glossary and Index). Book weight approx. 930g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.30

BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS:  Australia's WWII Remembered by the Men and Women Who Lived It
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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS: Australia's WWII Remembered by the Men and Women Who Lived It

By Geddes, Margaret

Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Viking (Penguin), 2004. viii, + 503pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections. Patterned endpapers: security bar affixed to rear pastedown. Book clean and square. Red title over lightly bumped spine. Plain beige boards undamaged. Textblock edges flecked, leaves tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and colour-faded on spine. " . . . brings together the first-hand accounts of more than seventy-five ordinary Australians who did extraordinary things during World War II. P.O.W's, airmen, nurses, land girls, internees, schoolchildren, soldiers, sailors and more share their memories of a time of horror, tragedy, love and excitement . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Book 1/ The War in Europe and the Middle East. 2/ War in the Pacific. 3/ The War in Australia. "Fellow Citizens, the war is over" - John Curtin, 15 August, 1945. Bibliography. Index. Acks. Book weight approx. 880g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.39

IN THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS . . . RAN Heroism Darwin 19 February 1942   (Inscribed Copy)
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IN THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS . . . RAN Heroism Darwin 19 February 1942 (Inscribed Copy)

By Bradford, John

Henley Beach, South Australia : Seaview Press, 2000. xviii, + 224pp., b/white halftone plate illustrated section, plus line-drawn maps and facsimiles. Book clean. Spine firm, minor repair on head. Colour-art illustrated (Tom Offord) gloss wrapper noticeably creased on front, else lighty bumped, plus a minor dampstain on plain inner. A short personal inscription on the title page, signed and dated by the author, else textblock unmarked. Including a listing of names and citations for Australian military personnel recommended for gallantry awards in the first air raid on Darwin, this book is a tribute to R.A.N.'s somewhat unrecognised heroism in Darwin . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 chapters. Appendices x 3. References, and Notes. Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 325g. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$19.47

A GUEST OF THE EMPEROR (Signed Copy)
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A GUEST OF THE EMPEROR (Signed Copy)

By Savage, Russell

Moorooka, Queensland, Australia: Boolarong Press, 1995. xiv, + 141pp., map endpapers (different front and rear). Intext b/white halftone plates throughout (some of a confrontational nature). Book clean and square. Backstrip firm, bumped on one edge. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. Signed, "With my best wishes, Russell Savage", on title page, else textblock unmarked. The title of this book is a metaphor that describes the author's time, along with other members of the A.I.F., as a prisoner of war at the hands of the Japanese from 1942 until 1945. A gunner in the 2/10th Field Regiment A.I.F., Russell Savage, along with other unit members, was captured in Singapore in 1942, sent to work on the Thai-Burma Railway, then sent to Japan, being torpedoed on the way and suffering appalling treatment at the hands of the Japanese. He survived to tell his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Chronology, 17 chapters. Epilogue. Author Bio. Book weight approx. 455g. . Inscribed and Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$31.30

PADRE: Australian Chaplains in Gallipoli and France
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PADRE: Australian Chaplains in Gallipoli and France

By McKernan, Michael

Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1986. xv, + 190pp., colour-art illustrated endpapers ("Dernancourt Panorama", Louis McCubbin. AWM). Intext b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (mostly archival sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("The Ruins of Corbie Abbey", 1918, H. Septimus Power), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "Night after night they buried the bodies . . . " This book brings together first hand reports from the major battles of WWI, collected from diaries and letters written by Australian clergymen who were with the troops in battle . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., List of Plates, Introduction, Preparation. Gallipoli - The First Weeks. Gallipoli Stalemate. France. Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 525g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$19.47

VAMPIRE, MACCHI AND IROQUOIS IN AUSTRALIAN SERVICE
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VAMPIRE, MACCHI AND IROQUOIS IN AUSTRALIAN SERVICE

By Wilson, Stewart

Weston Creek, A.C.T., Australia: Aerospace Publications, 1994. 198pp., plus (iii). Illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates, b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources), plus line-drawn plans and maps. Book clean. Spine firm but minimally canted. Colour-art illustrated (Z. Margulies) card wrapper has mild edgewear, else lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. A stand-alone, Volume 12 in the 'Australian Airpower' series. This title recounts - "The exploits and achievements of three of Australia's most important postwar military aircraft." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The De Havilland Vampire in Australian Service. The Aermacchi MB-326 in Australian Service. The Bell UH-1 Iroquois in Australian Service. Book weight approx. 470g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.08

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PRIVATE LYNCH
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PRIVATE LYNCH

By Davies, Will

North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Vintage Books (Random House Australia), 2008. (xiii), + 257pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections (various sources), plus an intext map section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock lightly tanned only. Private Edward Lynch was a member of the 45th Battalion A.I.F. and in this contextual history the author Will Davies traces Lynch and the 45th Battalion's travels - long route marches, front line at Messines, Dernancourt, Stormy Trench and Villers-Bretonneux . . . Contents include: Prelims., Maps, Introduction, 20 chapters, Acks., Glossary. Notes. Bibliography. Book weight approx. 420g. . First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$12.52

FOR KING AND COUNTRY: The 1914-1918 War Diaries of J.M. Laidlaw  (Limited Edition)
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FOR KING AND COUNTRY: The 1914-1918 War Diaries of J.M. Laidlaw (Limited Edition)

By Laidlaw, J.M. (Edited by J.G. Rogers)

Victoria, Australia: Janette G. Rogers , 1985. (x), + 222pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, facsimiles, and line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Backstrip firm and unmarked. Yellow chartreuse coloured cloth boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket colour-faded on spine (title clearly legible) and less so on front and rear panels. This case-bound copy is numbered '224' of an unstated 'Limited Edition'. Comprising 10 'diaries' written by Private James Maxwell (Max) Laidlaw (born Powlett Plains, Victoria, 26 March, 1887), beginning January 5th, 1916 - the day he embarked on the troopship 'Afric' bound for the Middle East . . . With minor editing (spelling/punctuation) by his granddaughter, J.G. Rogers, contents include: Prelims., Dedication, Acks., Metric Conversions, Foreword, World War One, Introduction, 10 'Diaries'. Code of Names Appearing in Diary. Abbs. Glossary. Appendices. 5th Battalion A.I.F. (Important Battles, Battle Honours, Honours and Awards), Transports, Index. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 515g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Limited (Numbered) Edition.

$18.08

FLAK: True Stories from the Men Who Flew in World War Two
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FLAK: True Stories from the Men Who Flew in World War Two

By Veitch, Michael

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Macmillan, 2006. ix, + 288pp., plus 16 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners only. "Michael Veitch has had a life-long obsession with the aircraft of the Second World War and the men that crewed them . . . The result is 'Flak' - a collection of vivid, unforgettable stories from RAAF and RAF veterans about their recollections of combat in World War II. It is also an account of the strange, sometimes obsessive journey of the author himself, as he explores a passion held since childhood." Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, 25 chapters, Postscript, Acks. Book weight approx. 505g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.43

A GRAVE TOO FAR AWAY: A Tribute to Australians in Bomber Command Europe
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A GRAVE TOO FAR AWAY: A Tribute to Australians in Bomber Command Europe

By Spurling, Kathryn

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: New Holland Publishers (Australia), 2012. 400pp., an illustrated double-page spread, plus numerous intext b/white halftone plates (mostly photographic portraits of the book's subjects). Book clean and square. Spine firm, with one slight reading crease there-on. Photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the heart-rending story of the Australian men of RAF Bomber Command, who answered the call of their nation to help defend the mother country in World War Two. Many paid the ultimate sacrifice, and the devastating effect of their loss is recounted here by family and friends who were left behind . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, 13 chapters, Endnotes, Bibliography. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 590g. . First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$15.30

WINGS ACROSS THE SEA
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WINGS ACROSS THE SEA

By Gillett, Ross

Australia: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd. , 1988. 162pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates (mostly archival), plus line-drawn plans and sections, with numerous tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated, gloss card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "The first ever complete history of Australian Naval Aviation, from the First World War to the present." Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 8 chapters, Appendices, Epilogue and Bibliography. Book weight approx. 460g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$13.91

THE ANZACS OF FLINDERS AND SHOREHAM
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THE ANZACS OF FLINDERS AND SHOREHAM

By [Talks by] William Clancy AM. Introduction/Notes by Jo Monie.

Flinders, Victoria, Australia: Flinders District Historical Society, 2015. 85pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (private and archival sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated (contemporary colour and archival b/white) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. "This publication has its genesis in a suggestion made by Flinders RSL Branch president Kevin Davies, that the talks given by local historian William Clancy AM at Anzac Day services from 2010 onwards should be published in time for the Gallipoli centenary in 2015" - Jo Monie. The result is this enlightening book of Anzac history . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction and Acks., Flinders Soldiers Memorial Poem by Henry Tuck, Anzac Day Observance, Anzac Day 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Those Who Served 1914-1918, biographical entries. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 190g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.69

SERVING THEN SERVING STILL: The Story of the Bentleigh RSL Inc. and a Record of Service in This District in Three Wars
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SERVING THEN SERVING STILL: The Story of the Bentleigh RSL Inc. and a Record of Service in This District in Three Wars

By Johnson, Carl

Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia: Bentleigh RSL Sub Branch , 2000. (iv) + 180pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout (archival and other sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper bumped and creased, mainly on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. This book is a combination of two 'parts' - the first is the Bentleigh Sub-Branch history: six chapters, Symbolism of the RSL Badge, Appendices, Acks. The second part is the poignant 'Record of Service': Dedication, Preface, Boer War, Local District and the Great War, WWI, Local District and WW2, Decorated Locals, VDC Nominal Roll, Abbs., Acks., Bibliography. LEST WE FORGET. Book weight approx. 705g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.30

BOMBER: From Vietnam to Hell and Back
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BOMBER: From Vietnam to Hell and Back

By Bower-Miles, Tony 'Bomber', and Whittaker, Mark

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Macmillan (Pan Macmillan Australia) , 2009. ix, + 292pp., unpaginated colour and monochrome halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper bumped on foredge corners, else very good. Textblock unmarked. 'Bomber' is the story of Tony Bower-Miles, who was a young sapper in the Australian Army when he first went to Vietnam in 1969. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 28 chapters. Book weight approx. 495g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.13

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