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9780143774037

Hayden Paddon: Driven

Author: Paddon, Hayden Code: 56928 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (NZ) Published date: 20/08/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2019
Hayden Paddon was just a boy growing up in Geraldine - in love with racing and dreaming big. Starting with nothing, and wholly determined to beat the odds, he set out on a remarkable 20-year pathway to the World Rally Championship, where he footed it with the best rally drivers on the planet. But it didn't come easy. In Driven, Paddon ......
9781925868098

The Passion for Utes

An Australian Obsession Author: Wakely, Joel Code: 56861 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 05/08/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2019

Gathers dozens of stories about many of the ute models imported and produced since the 1920s. Includes the history of utes: Fords first true ute in the 1930s, the first all-Australian (Holden) ute in the early 1950s, and more recent highlights. With stories and photographs from dozens of Holden enthusiasts, this is a Holden book from the heart.

9780987639080

The Legacy of Douglas Grant

A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace Author: Ramsland, John Code: 56863 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 05/08/2019 Availability: Please contact us for availability
The versatile and gifted Douglas Grant was stereotyped in the media as the Black Digger with a Scottish accent. He was much more than that. Well educated by White parents who rescued him from an 1886 massacre in the frontier wars, Douglas became an engineering draftsman, woolclasser, charismatic public speaker and storyteller.
9781922265432

Scorched Earth

Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destruction Author: Pemper, Tammy Code: 56427 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019

As a UN peacekeeper, I joined the East Timorese fight for life. By then, the earth had drunk the blood of one third of their population. But worse was still to come.

9781922265463

The Man Inside...The Bloodiest Outbreak

Author: Apthorpe,Graham Code: 56428 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
Through the insights of those around Naka, together with new research including the personal accounts of Australian interrogators, the author shows how this handsome loner provided the impetus for the dramatic events in the early hours of August 5, 1944 where hundreds of Japanese soldiers stormed the Camp defences for honour, or death!
9781922265401

Answering the Call

Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam Author: Grandin,Bob Code: 56426 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
‘There’s the bend in the road at Long Tan,’ I said. ‘We’re behind enemy lines. Turn back east, quickly.’ I had been scared before but now I was terrified. In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the logbook he kept while working in Nui Dat and is a fascinating look at ......
9781925695953

Street Machine Legends: Volume 1

Author: Telford, Simon Code: 56914 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: BAUER MEDIA BOOKS Published date: 21/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
9781922265364

The Empire Has An Answer

The Empire Air Training Scheme as reported in the Australian Press1939-1945 Author: Brady, Tony James Code: 56111 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

‘If we do not win the battle of training, we shall win no other battle in the air.’ In 1943 the Royal Air Force recognised that training a vast amount of aircrew for a high attrition war was essential to an Allied victory, and that the key to winning the ‘battle of training’ was the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS).

 

9781922265050

The Battle of Long Tan

The Company Commanders Story Author: Smith, Harry Code: 56110 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 340 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/06/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2019

18 August 1966, five kilometres from the Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist & heavy monsoon rain, a Company of 108 men held its ground with courage against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong & North.....

9780992538880

Outback Railwaymen

Life on the Commonwealth Railways Author: Anchen, ,Nick Code: 56561 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 30/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Central Australia Railway – North Australia Railway – Trans-australian Railway

"Outback Railwaymen – Life on the Commonwealth Railways" explores the life and times of three extraordinary railways, through the recollections and humorous stories of a selection of retired railwaymen and women.

These were the ......

9781775541431

Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 25/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
9781922265142

Fatal Mission

The Life and Death of the Crew of the Naughty Nan 467 SQN RAAF Author: Elliott, Mal Code: 56856 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 24/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Fatal Mission is the story of Australian navigator Oscar Furniss, just one of 55,000 young men who perished while flying for Bomber Command during World War II. Lovingly crafted by his nephew, Mal Elliott, this book brings to life a young man whose name was never spoken by his family and who was a stranger to his modern-day descendants.

9781472826329

The Australian Army at War 1976-2016

Author: Neville, Leigh Code: 56403 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Since the end of their involvement in the Vietnam War, the Australian Army has been modernized in every respect. After peacekeeping duties in South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East in the 1980s-90s, Diggers were sent to safeguard the newly independent East Timor from Indonesian harassment in 1999, and to provide long-term protection and ......

9780733339745

No Man's Land

The untold story of automation and QF72 Author: Sullivan, Kevin Code: 56743 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ABC BOOKS Published date: 21/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not in control so I must neutralise controls. I never imagined I'd use this part of my military ......
9781460755648

The Mighty Krait: The little boat that pulled of Australia's

most daring commando raid of WW2 Author: McPhedran, Ian Code: 56690 Price: AU $35.00 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 06/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The little boat with a big past: the fight to save one of the most important artefacts of Australian military history. For many years, thousands of people have walked past an unassuming black timber fishing boat bobbing in the water down at the wharves of Sydney's Darling Harbour. But appearances can be deceptive. This humble little trawler ......
9781922131546

The Caravan & Campervan Cookbook

Over 100 delicious recipes Author: Proctor, Cathy Code: 56450 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 05/05/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

From roasts to rissoles, salads to savouries and dampers to deserts, The Caravan & Campervan Cookbook ​will help bring a tempting new twist to your travel cooking.

9781922265036

The Hindenburg Line Campaign 1918

Author: Rankin, Adam Code: 55336 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/05/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2019
In the last devastating months of the First World War, the British Fourth Army pursued the Germans to their final defensive position — the Hindenburg Line, a formidable series of defensive positions studded with concrete dugouts and thickly set barbed wire.
9781911628828

Jungle Cavalry

Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945 Author: Blake, Gregory Code: 56031 Price: AU $61.01 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 16/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The Australian Independent Companies and the Commandos into which they evolved were unique sub-units of the Australian Army during the Second World War. The very concept of such units was a radical one for the deeply conservative Australian Army.
9781743056165

The Australian War Memorial

A century on from the vision Author: Gower, Steve Code: 56635 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 440 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 12/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Steve Gower, the highly successful director of the Australian War Memorial from 1996 to 2012, gives a comprehensive account of the development of the Memorial from its inception just over a century ago. The Australian War Memorial also goes behind the scenes to provide insights into the many facets of a major, modern cultural institution.
9781526759108

Frederick Whirlpool VC

The Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Alan, Leek, Code: 56633 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 09/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A gripping book that exposes a long-standing mystery, and tells the Frederick Whirlpool story for the first time.
9780143794707

Women to the Front

The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the Great War Author: Sheard, Heather and Lee, Ruth Code: 56625 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: EBURY AUSTRALIA Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield was unthinkable. Undaunted, at least twenty-four Australian women ......
9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $26.46 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
9781760632588

D-Day New Guinea

The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the GreatestCombined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific War Author: Bradley, Phillip Code: 56621 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful ......
9781742236049

World War Noir

Sydney's unpatriotic war Author: Duffy, Michael Code: 56622 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime - in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities - go hand in hand.
9781742236360

Australia's Vietnam

Myth vs history Author: Dapin, Mark Code: 56623 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn't alone. In Australia's Vietnam, Dapin reveals that every stage of Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth.
9781863515009

Angels of Mercy

Far West & Far East Author: Silver, Lynette Ramsay Code: 56624 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East follows the gripping stories of two different Australiannursing sisters, who overcame the challenging adversities of two very different circumstances.In the 1930s, Marjorie Silver was employed by The Far West Childrens Health Scheme andbecame their first permanent flying sister, based in Bourke. She fought a ......
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SMMOMS - 1989 Tooheys 1000 DVD

Johnson finally goes the distance at Bathurst Author: Chevron Code: 51651 Price: AU $29.95 Format: DVD Publisher: CHEVRON MARKETING SERVICES Published date: 01/04/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

THE 1989 Tooheys 1000 at Mount Panorama, Bathurst was one of the most memorable days in the careers of Ford heroes Dick Johnson and John Bowe, who swept to an all-the-way victory in their turbo Shell Ford Sierra.

The win was Johnson’s second Bathurst 1000 win though his first over the full 1000-kilometre distance given his win in ......

9781925403961

Australia Free 3

The Ultimate Guide for the Budget Traveller Author: Koch, Mike Code: 55574 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Spiral bound / 580 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 20/03/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The result of 7 years travel and research by a single author, Australia Free 3 is the latest edition of Australia’s best guide on fun travel in Australia on a budget. Other books simply show you where to rest up or camp: fully half of Australia Free’s content is actually about making the best use of your time once you get there.

9781460756515

Our Great Hearted Men

The Australian Corp and the 100 Days Author: Brune, Peter Code: 56576 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 18/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozieres, Bullecourt and Passchendaele are burnt into the Australian Great War psyche. Unfortunately the sheer guts, fortitude and sacrifice of the diggers in those battles had often been wasted by poor leadership and planning. From an Australian perspective, such sacrifice ......
9781864707854

Vintage Bentleys in Australia

Bentley Drivers Club of Australia Author: Hay, Dr Clare Code: 51881 Price: AU $235.00 Format: Hardback / 420 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 07/03/2019 Availability: Please contact us for availability

Vintage Bentleys were made by the original Bentley company between 1921 and 1931, when it was under the direction of the great man himself, Mr WO Bentley. This book is the story of his cars that have come to Australia, of the enthusiasts who have owned them and of the club that was established to keep them running, and their stubborn ......

9781925801446

Our Forgotten Volunteers

Australians and New Zealanders with Serbs in World War One Author: Pajic, Bojan Code: 56569 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Paperback / 514 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 07/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australian and New Zealand volunteers were already in Serbia, treating wounded Serbian soldiers and fighting a typhus epidemic, before the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli in 1915. The Gallipoli Campaign sealed Serbia's fate, however, as Germany, Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria moved to secure a land supply corridor to Turkey through Serbia. Australians ......
9781922265067

Purple Patch

History of the 3rd Field Company Engineers in World War One Author: Prickett, Darren Code: 55335 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 342 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/03/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The 3rd Field Company Engineers holds a distinguished place in the history of the Australian Army, being the first unit of the AIF to deploy on active service and to come under enemy fire, in defence of the Suez Canal against a Turkish attack in February 1915, almost three months before the Gallipoli landing.
55628

Ford At Bathurst - The Cars: 1963-2018

Every Ford, Every Year, Every Car Author: Noonan, Aaron Code: 55628 Price: AU $119.95 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 20/02/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

For the first time, the ultimate photographic history of Ford at Bathurst is being published to coincide with the final year of Falcon competing in the Bathurst 1000.

Never-before-attempted, this 300-plus page, hardcover, limited edition collector’s book by author Aaron Noonan and publisher V8 Sleuth will include over 800 photos, ......

9780646997407

Scott McLaughlin - Road to Redemption SIGNED

A Championship Journey Book Author: Hodges, Tim Code: 56124 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Hardback / 204 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 15/02/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Scott McLaughlin is the new young gun of Australian and New Zealand motorsport. He is a star on the rise, and was recently voted the most popular driver in the sport. He is brilliant with the media, brilliant with the fans, and is an absolute weapon behind the wheel. And he is driving for a team that has the backing of Aussie motorsport legend ......

9780995437807

Race Across The Great Divide

How the 1970s transformed Aussie Motorcycle Racing Author: Darryl Flack and Don Cox Code: 55609 Price: AU $85.00 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 08/02/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The widely acclaimed Race Across The Great Divide explores why Australia became a crucible for some of the best riders in world championship motorcycle history, and how it created the world’s longest-running and most successful race category, Superbikes.

Authors Don Cox and Darryl Flack chronicle motorcyclings spread across Australias ......

9781925675948

Battle of Lys: April 1918

Author: Mattey, Colin Code: 54989 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 188 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/02/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

In the wave of devastating German offensives launched in the spring of 1918, it is Operation Michael that has captured most attention, characterised by astonishing advances and their potentially shattering impact on the British Expeditionary Force’s (BEF) Third and Fifth armies. While this offensive eventually petered out, albeit tantalisingly ......

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