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9781925675290

Monash

As Military Commander Author: Pedersen, Peter Code: 51116 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2018

Dr Peter Pedersen’s scholarly study of Sir John Monash remains the finest analysis of Australia’s best known military leader. In 1918 the Australian Corps under Monash’s command played a leading role in the Allied advance to victory on the Western Front. Its successes in the battles of Hamel and Amiens, the taking of Mont St Quentin and Péronne ......

9781925403527

4WD Treks of the High Country

The 25 Best Tours across the Australian Alps Author: Lewis, Craig and Savage, Cathy Price: AU $49.99 Format: Spiral bound / 208 pages Publisher: BOILING BILLY Published date: 20/06/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2018

4WD Treks of the High Country will lead readers through twenty-six of the best four-wheel drive touring destinations in both the Victorian and New South Wales alpine region.

9781925520996

The Hell Pit of Sendryu

A POW story of survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki Author: Brigginshaw, Jim Code: 51245 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2018

Jim Bodero spent much of World War Two in several versions of hell. Taken prisoner when Singapore fell into Japanese hands early in 1942, he – along with thousands of fellow POWs – was conscripted as a slave labourer.  He was deep underground, in a coal mine near Nagasaki, when the US dropped its second atomic bomb, on 9 August 1945. The blast ......

9781925403800

4WD Treks Close to Brisbane 2/e Spiral Edition

The 25 Best Tours around the Brisbane Region Author: Lancaster, Danielle Code: 9781925403800 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Spiral bound / 224 pages Publisher: BOILING BILLY Published date: 20/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018

Explore the very best off-road destinations in the Brisbane region with the newly updated 2nd Edition of 4WD Treks Close to Brisbane. Includes detailed track descriptions, things to do and see along with details on picnic and camping areas.

9781925043402

Tobruk and Beyond

War Notes from the Mediterranean Station 1941-1943 Author: Poland, Albert and Poland, Peter Code: 51127 Price: AU $36.95 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018

An illustrated collection of personal records from the Mediterranean theatre of the Second World War. Vice Admiral Sir Albert Poland arrived in Tobruk in March 1941, just weeks before the siege commenced. Initially tasked with commanding the supply ships that served the British Army during the North Africa campaign, he went on to command a ......

9781925520989

The Victoria Cross

Australia Remembers Author: Madden, Michael Code: 51118 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 15/04/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This book is an ambitious endeavour to capture the history of Australia’s pre-eminent award for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy and its highest military honour, the Victoria Cross (VC). Since 1856 when the award was created by Queen Victoria, 100 Australian servicemen have been recognised with the Cross. This book, however, is not a ......
9781925675276

Battle of Broodseinde Ridge 1917

Author: Westerman, William Code: 51117 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/04/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2018

The Third Battle of Ypres – more commonly referred to simply as Passchendaele – is often remembered as a futile slaughter through the mud of Flanders, costing thousands of lives and gaining very little. While the campaign failed to achieve the grand strategic goals set out by its architects, in the midst of the British Army’s slow progress ......

9781925675016

Battle of Menin Road 1917

Author: Lee, Roger Code: 51119 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018

The Passchendaele Campaign of 1917 is associated with images of slimy, oozing mud: mud deep enough and glutinous enough to drown men, horses and equipment, mud so pervasive that it, rather than the enemy, defeated the British Army’s only major campaign in Belgium. While these images are certainly true for the opening and final months of the ......

9781925520651

Battle of Polygon Wood 1917

Author: Passlow, Jonathan Code: 51120 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 01/03/2018 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2018

Buoyed by the success of the 1st and 2nd Australian divisions in the Battle of Menin Road, the men of the 4th and 5th Australian divisions filed into the front line ready for the next phase of the battle. Ahead of them lay the blackened remnants of Polygon Wood, a desolate expanse of splintered stumps shattered by the devastating shellfire. The ......

9780994495228

Caravan & Motorhome Electrics: The Complete Guide

Cabins, Caravans, Campervans, Motorhomes, Fifth Wheelers, Camper Trailer Author: Rivers, Collyn Code: 50879 Price: AU $47.50 Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: CARAVAN AND MOTOR HOMES Published date: 05/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Caravan & Motorhome Electrics is bought by buyers, owners, designers, builders of camper trailers, caravans, campervans and motorhomes. It also bridges the gap between auto-electrical and alternative energy. In essence Caravan & Motorhome Electrics shows how to design affordable systems that really do work, how to install ......

9780994495204

The Caravan and Motorhome Book

The Complete Guide Author: Rivers, Collyn Code: 50878 Price: AU $47.50 Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: CARAVAN AND MOTOR HOMES Published date: 05/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The Caravan & Motorhome Book was originally published in 200. It had 11 updated editions. It was totally rewritten in 2016. Surprisingly little unbiased information is available about buying, building, converting or using camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. This book, by engineer/writer Collyn Rivers, is an ......

9781925675146

The Unit Guide

The Australian Army 1939-1945 - Six Volume Set Author: McKenzie-Smith, Graham R. Code: 51121 Price: AU $188.99 (was AU $209.99) Format: BOXED PACK FOR TRADE / 3000 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Over 725,000 Australian men and women joined the Australian Army in World War Two and served in one or more of the 5,700 separate units which were formed in the AIF and AMF. As well as the infantry, armour and artillery there were engineer, forestry, farming, transport, workshop, medical, survey, dental, postal, records and war graves units, as ......
50863

Early Australian Automotive Design

The First Fifty Years Author: Darwin, Norm Code: 50863 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 350 pages Publisher: HAND PUBLISHING Published date: 15/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Early Australian Automobile Design is packed full of hundreds of photos, many have never-before been published. Includes details of designers, bodybuilding companies, Australian automobiles, drawings, sketches patents and illustrations. From renown author - Norm Darwin.

Covers:  Early ......

9781912174645

Attack on the Somme

1st ANZAC Corps and the Battle of PozieRes Ridge, 1916 Author: Hampton, Meleah Code: 51392 Price: AU $37.84 Format: Paperback / 232 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 15/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Battle of Pozieres Ridge lasted six weeks. In that time the 1st Anzac Corps advanced the British line just over a mile and a half. This study reveals that more often than not, this was an unnecessary waste of lives and resources for the most negligible of gains.
9781760111144

No Front Line

Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan Author: Masters, Chris Code: 51412 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 25/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The soldiers of the SAS, the Commandos and Special Operations Engineer Regiment are Australia's most highly trained soldiers. Their work is often secret, their bravery undeniable and for thirteen years they were at the forefront of Australia's longest war. Shunning acclaim, they are the Australian Defence Forces' brightest and best skilled. In an ......
9781526715050

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War

Author: Finlayson, David A Code: 50340 Price: AU $47.41 Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 07/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

_Pioneers of Armour in the Great War_ tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanisation and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield. ......

9781922238245

From Gallipoli to Coopers Creek

Author: Davis, Cate Code: 50828 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 228 pages Publisher: HORIZON PUBLISHING GROUP Published date: 05/12/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
This is the story of one soldier of the so called Great War. He sailed from Australia at the end of 1914, a proud, even bombastic youth with the certainty that he would do his bit to save Mother England and by doing so, set the world on the right path. He was totally ignorant of the real causes of this war and the place that the different ......
9781760293932

Courage in the Skies: The Untold Story of Qantas, its Brave Men and

Women and Their Extraordinary Role in WWII Author: Eames, Jim Code: 50979 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 22/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Between 1942 and 1943, Qantas lost eight aircraft during its involvement in Australias war against the Japanese. Over sixty passengers and crew died as a result. Yet Qantas exemplary contribution to Australias war effort and the courage of its people in those difficult times has been forgotten.Courage in the Skies is the remarkable story of ......

9781760291433

Monash and Chauvel

How Australia's Two Greatest Generals Changed the Course World History Author: Perry, Roland Code: 51114 Price: AU $32.87 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Monash and Chauvel: How Australias two greatest generals changed the course of world history tells the story of the emergence and dominance of these brilliant Australian soldiers, who commanded the two most effective armies in defeating the Germans and the Turks in the Great War.

Monash and Chauvel ......

9781472817464

M113 APC 1960-75

US, ARVN, and Australian variants in Vietnam Author: Prenatt, Jamie Code: 50228 Price: AU $20.84 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 25/10/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The M113 is the most widely used and versatile armoured vehicle in the world. Fielded in 1960 as a simple 'battlefield taxi', over 80,000 M113s would see service with 50 nations around the world and 55 years later, many thousands are still in use. In addition to its original role of transporting troops across the battlefield, specialized versions ......
9781350048584

Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam

Words from the Battlefield Author: Karageorgos, Effie (University of Melbourne, Australia) Code: 50192 Price: AU $54.98 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC Published date: 21/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The South African and Vietnam Wars provoked dramatically different reactions in Australians, from pro-British jingoism on the eve of Federation, to the anti-war protest movements of the 1960s. In contrast, the letters and diaries of Australian soldiers written while on the South African and Vietnam battlefields reveal that their reactions to the ......
9781909612945

Great Railway Journeys in Australia & New Zealand

Author: Bowden, David Code: 50830 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: JOHN BEAUFOY AUD Published date: 05/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

A look at 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in Australia and New Zealand. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Indian Pacific in Australia that takes travellers on a three-day trip from Perth to Sydney or the The Northern Explorer in New ......

9781925520927

Australia's War with France

The Campaign in Syria and Lebanon, 1941 Author: James, Richard Code: 49901 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 396 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

1941: Great Britain is fighting for its very existence. France has surrendered and installed Marshal Pétain, an ageing reactionary, as head of a hostile new government at Vichy. The Allied outpost in Egypt, and the Suez Canal—its strategic jewel—are threatened on both sizes. To the west, Rommel is rampaging through North Africa. To the east, ......

9780733638824

The Death of Holden, Updated Edition

The End of an Australian Dream Author: Kurmelovs, Royce Code: 49553 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
An extraordinary account of the impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide. More than the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.
9781472817891

Bolt Action: Campaign New Guinea 2/e

Author: Games, Warlord Code: 48761 Price: AU $42.29 Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 24/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In 1942, Japanese forces invaded the island of New Guinea and started a bitter, three-year campaign against allied Australian and American forces. Fought in dense jungles and across rugged mountaintops, the grueling fight pushed men to their very limits and forced commanders to adopt new strategies and tactics for the harsh island terrain. Filled ......
9781760290689

Secret Army

An Elite Force, a Secret Mission, a Fleet of Model-T Fords, a Far Flung Author: Stone, Barry Code: 49877 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 23/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless, decorated, cocky fighting men, all veterans of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet this elite force secretly assembled in London in late 1917 remains an enigma even today.Barry Stone tells the story of these Australian, ......
9780733639142

Killer Caldwell

Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot Author: Watson, Jeffrey Code: 49569 Price: AU $16.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 08/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a natural and brilliant pilot, a superb shot, and a born leader. He saw action against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot - this is his definitive biography. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.
9781925520866

Dancing with Deception

Love, Lust & Deceit in Occupied Paris Author: McCullagh, Catherine Code: 49951 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 490 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/08/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Catherine McCullagh is a highly respected editor and author. She has worked as an editor and advisor on numerous military and Australian history books and has two published works to her name, Willingly into the Fray, a narrative history of the first 100 years of Australian Army nursing, and War Child, the true story of a woman who grew up in ......

9781925520569

The Battle of Messines 1917

Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 47744 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack on Messines Ridge, detonating 19 giant mines beneath the German front-line positions. By the end of the day, one of the strongest positions on the Western Front had fallen, a place of such importance that the Germans had pledged to hold it at any cost. It was the greatest British ......

9781925520514

At Any Price

The ANZACS at the Battle of Messines 1917 Author: Deayton, Craig Code: 47743 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The enemy must not get the Messines Ridge at any price …

So read the orders to German troops defending the vital high ground south of Ypres. On 7 June 1917, the British Second Army launched its attack with an opening like no other. In the largest secret operation of the First World War, British ......

9781925520347

The Lightning Keepers

The AIF's Alphabet Company in the Great War Author: Finlayson, Damien Code: 47752 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/04/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Few soldiers on the Western Front had heard of the Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company, even after it had been renamed the ‘Alphabet Company’ by an AIF wag. Yet many knew the work of this tiny unit which numbered fewer than 300 at full strength. Despite its small size, the Alphabet Company’s influence was enormous and ......

9781925520453

Married Quarter

Boots, Berets and Bloody Uniforms Author: Augustus-Dunn, Maria Code: 47753 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/04/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Serving the nation in uniform is a career choice. But have you ever wondered about the life of a partner of these brave men and women? Married Quarter is a light-hearted glimpse into the world of the service family, through deployments, postings, illnesses and into retirement.

21 years, 9 postings, 2 deployments, 15 jobs, 1 ......

9781925520323

Bully Beef & Balderdash Vol 2

More Myths of the AIF Examined and Debunked Author: Wilson, Graham Code: 47683 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 323 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 02/03/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The late Graham Wilson delighted in his self-appointed role as the AIF’s myth buster. In this, his second and final
volume of Bully Beef and Balderdash, he tackles another eight popularly accepted myths, exposing the ‘Water Wizard’ of Gallipoli who saved an army, dismissing the old adage that the ‘lions of the AIF’ were led by British

9781925520309

Sword and Baton Vol 1: Federation - 1939

Senior Australian Army Officers from Federation to 2001 Author: Chadwick, Justin Code: 47773 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Sword and Baton is a collection of 86 biographies representing every Australian Army officer to reach the rank of major general from Federation to the outbreak of World War II. This is the first of two volumes, and its scope is broad, including chaplains-general, surgeons-general and British Army officers who served with the AIF or the ......

9781925520248

Battles of Bullecourt 1917

Author: Coombes, David Code: 47681 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

In April-May 1917 the sleepy hamlet of Bullecourt in northern France became the focus of two battles involving Australian and British troops. Given the unique place in this nation’s military history that both battles occupy, surprisingly little has been written on the AIF’s achievements at Bullecourt. The First Battle of Bullecourt marked the ......

9781925520224

Lessons Learned

The Australian Military and Tropical Medicine Author: Quail,Geoffrey Grant Code: 47682 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 276 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/01/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Historically, prolonged campaigns have been frequently lost or won because of the greater fitness of one of the combatant armies. In the twentieth century, infection was still a major problem, leading to withdrawal from Gallipoli, and the near defeat of the Allies due to malaria early in the Second World War’s Pacific campaign. Malaria emerged ......

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