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9780811736558

The Last Drop

Operation Varsity, March 24-25, 1945 Author: Wright, Stephen L. Code: 50024 Price: AU $33.22 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 10/02/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
First full-length history of the largest and most successful airborne offensive ever. Scores of eyewitness accounts from paratroopers, glidermen, pilots, and infantrymen plus details on planes, gliders, and equipment. Recounts the actions for which participants won two Medals of Honor, a Victoria Cross, and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.
9781781556252

Battle for the Channel

The First Month of the Battle of Britain 10 July - 10 August 1940 Author: Cull, Brian Code: 49897 Price: AU $40.74 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 06/07/2017 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
10 July 1940-the official first day of the Battle of Britain-witnessed the main assaults by ever-increasing formations of Luftwaffe bombers, escorted by Bf109s and Bf110s. The Thin Blue Line tells the story. RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes endeavoured to repel the Heinkels, Dorniers and Ju88s, frequently with ill-afforded loss in pilots and aircraft.
9781476664019

Kiffin Yates Rockwell and the Birth of the United States Air Force

Author: Murphy, T. B. Code: 46181 Price: AU $53.90 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date: 30/10/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
"With the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Kiffin Yates Rockwell of Asheville, North Carolina, volunteered to fight for France. Initially serving with the French Foreign Legion, he soon became a founding member of the Lafayette Escadrille. This book covers Rockwell's early life and military service with the Lafayette Escadrille"--
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Attack from the Sea

Author: Trimble, William F Code: 40291 Price: AU $37.64 Format: Paperback / 232 pages Publisher: US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 01/07/2016 Availability: Please contact us for availability
"An award-winning aviation historian chronicles the Navy's efforts to develop a powerful sea-based strike force through the use of long-range attack seaplanes supported by surface ships and submarines. William Trimble traces the concept back to the early 1930s when American strategic planners sought ways to mount an assault across the Pacific with ......
9781910500255

Eagle Day

The Battle of Britain August 6th - September 15th 1940 Author: Collier, Richard Code: 49091 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 412 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date: 15/09/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Colliers chronicle of the desperate six weeks either side of 13th August 1940 when a few hundred pilots,navigators and gunners won one of the most decisive,as well as gallant, battles in the annals of war.Based on over 400 eye-witness accounts from Allied and German sources, this book gives a compelling account of history in the making.Over the ......
9781910500286

Summer of No Surrender

Author: Bickers, Richard Townshend Code: 49126 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 220 pages Publisher: UNICORN PRESS Published date: 15/09/2015 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Summer of No Surrender The Battle of Britain...the testing time for the pilots of the R.A.F. - and the Luftwaffe. In the skies over the Channel, young men were proving their courage to the enemy, to their comrades, and to themselves...Flying Officer Peter Knight and Lieutenant Erich Hafner had begun to recognise the markings of each others ......
9781906537418

Japanese Secret Projects: Experimental Aircraft of the IJA and IJN 1922-

Author: Dyer, Edwin M. Code: 38535 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Published date: 31/01/2015 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Back by popular demand, a second volume in the Japanese Secret Projects series, with a new selection of fascinating, undisclosed Japanese aviation projects heavily illustrated with technical specification drawings and photographs
9781909166127

A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945

North African Desert, February 1942-March 1943 Author: Christopher Shores Code: 35647 Price: AU $129.99 Format: Hardback / 736 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 31/05/2014 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly midway between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier ......
9781870067829

Aerodromes of Fighter Command Then and Now

Author: Brooks, Robin Code: 47593 Price: AU $89.99 Format: Hardback / 360 pages Publisher: AFTER THE BATTLE Published date: 15/05/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

RAF Fighter Command was established in July 1936 to provide the airborne element in
the defence of Britain against air attack. The aerodromes under the Command described in
this book came under the control of several Groups: No. 9 in the west, No. 10 covering the
south-west, No. 11 in the south-east, No. 12 on ......

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The Battle of Britain Story DVD

Author: Pegasus Entertainment Code: 27038 Price: AU $14.95 Format: DVD / 60 mins Publisher: PEGASUS ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 26/03/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
With the surrender of France on 22nd of June l 940, Britain and her Commonwealth stood alone against the might of the German armed forces. In that dark summer of 1940, the threat of invasion hung heavily over Britain and children were once more evacuated to the countryside. The army was still recovering from its defeat in France and could offer no ......
9781906502843

Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1932-1945

Author: Ikuhiko Hata Code: 35566 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 15/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The book commences with a comprehensive account of the operations of navy fighter units throughout the period under review. This is followed by individual sections detailing the history and achievements of each unit involved, be it land-based or aircraft carrier-based. A major section then provides biographical details regarding all pilots ......
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Fortress (Movie) DVD

Author: All Interactive Distribution Code: 25286 Price: AU $39.95 Format: DVD / 97 mins Publisher: ALL INTERACTIVE DISTRIBUTION Published date: 01/07/2012 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Producer's notes: When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.
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Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945: North Africa, June 1940 - January 1942

Author: Christopher F Shores Code: 35564 Price: AU $99.99 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 19/09/2011 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
It is now more than 40 years since Fighters over the Desert was published, and nearly as long since this was followed by Fighters over Tunisia. Both volumes have long been out of print and collectors’ items, but, despite much prompting, Christopher Shores has resolutely refused to permit their reprinting until he amassed so much more information. ......
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British Airshows 2011 DVD (2 Disc Set)

Author: Planes TV Code: 24913 Price: AU $44.95 Format: DVD / 240 mins Publisher: PLANESTV.COM Published date: 01/07/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Producer's notes: It is not just the 16 or so events that make British Airshows so entertaining, it's the fact that we choose the very best action. Where we record performers regularly (like the Red Arrows and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) we bring you our best footage - maybe it's clear skies and dramatic weather or maybe it's a ......
9781848543416

Hurricane

Victor of the Battle of Britain Author: McKinstry, Leo Code: 39333 Price: AU $20.99 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Published date: 06/01/2011 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The biography of the aeroplane that won the Battle of Britain, for the seventieth anniversary
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First Light DVD - The Story of the Youngest Spitfire Pillot

Author: SBS Code: 24060 Price: AU $33.95 Format: DVD / 78 mins Publisher: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Producer's notes: The dramatic story of the youngest Spitfire pilot in the Battle of Britain Geoffrey Wellum was just 18 when he was thrown into combat as a fighter pilot at the beginning of the terrifying air war of the Battle of Britain. Now seventy years on and aged 89, he is still haunted by the conflict that almost destroyed him. ......
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Battle of Britain DVD (Colin & Ewen McGregor)

Author: SBS Code: 24062 Price: AU $33.95 Format: DVD / 90 mins Publisher: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

To mark the Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, arguably the most important event in modern British history, brothers Colin and Ewan McGregor present a ninety minute special for BBC1 leading us through the timeline of events during the height of the Battle. 

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Hurricane - The Last Witnesses

Author: Brian Milton Code: 23169 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: BOON BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2010 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
Publisher's Notes: The RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight comprises three main aircraft - the Spitfire, the Lancaster and the Hurricane. The Lancaster played no part in the Battle of Britain and the Spitfire is the aeroplane many people most associate with the RAF during World War II, but the Hurricane is the hero that won the Battle of ......
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Secret World of Vickers Guided Weapons

Author: Forbat, John Code: 27025 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 15/08/2009 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details

A researchers goldmine, this detailed book is crammed with facts, personal anecdotes, previously classified material and comprehensive explanations which, in a very real way, chart the evolution of todays generation of breathtakingly advanced frontline weapon systems - Air Cdre Al Monkman, Tornado pilor, former 617 Dam Busters Squadron ......

9780007274949

Fighter Heroes of WWI - The Untold Story of the Brave & Daring...

Author: Joshua Levine Code: 21842 Price: AU $26.95 Format: Paperback / 384 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's notes: The men who joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914 were the original heroes of flying, treading into unknown territory and paving the way for later aerial combat. Joshua Levine has uncovered a wealth of previously unknown stories told by these men, covering the perils of training, the thrills of learning to fly, and the ......
9780143011941

Fly - True Stories of Courage & Adventure From the Airmen of the World

Author: Michael Veitch Code: 22065 Price: AU $30.95 Format: Paperback / 318 pages Publisher: PENGUIN AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: 'You were there to fight a war. You were there to kill as many people as you could. You were there to do as much damage as you could. You were there to do all the things that horrify you as you look back.' All over the world during World War II, thousands of young men who had never so much as been near an aeroplane left ......
9781407221311

The Battle of Britain - Dowding and the First Victory, 1940

Author: John Ray Code: 22503 Price: AU $13.95 Format: Paperback Publisher: DENNIS JONES & ASSOCIATES Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publishers notes: July 1940: as Britain stood alone, the Army exhausted and defeated by the Wehrmacht and the Royal Navy stretched worldwide, only the English Channel and the RAF remained between Britain and the expected German invasion. But the Luftwaffe's ill-prepared and last-minute assault on the RAF was met by a carefully planned system of ......
9781580071369

MiG Killers - A Chronology of US Air Victories in Vietnam 1965-1973

Author: Donald J. Jr McCarthy Code: 22145 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's Notes: MiG KILLERS: A Chronology of U.S. Air Victories in Vietnam 1965-1973 tells the dramatic story of U.S. Air Force and Navy flight crews who battled the Soviet-built enemy MiGs in the war-torn skies over Southeast Asia. Readers will learn new information on this subject from vivid and detailed narrative describing all 202 MiG ......
9781846034114

F4U Corsair Units Of The Korean War

Author: Warren Thompson Code: 21757 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
Publisher's Notes: This book tells the story of the 26 US Navy Squadrons, most of which were carrier based, and the six Marine Corps F-4 squadrons that flew combat missions against the North Koreans. Drawing from a vast repository of personal interviews with F-4 pilots, the author paints a harrowing picture of the deadly combat of this often ......
9781846034329

Spad XIII vs Fokker D VII - Western Front 1916-1918

Author: John Guttman Code: 21806 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
Publisher's Notes: This is the gripping story of two of the best fighters produced in World War I as they duelled in the skies above the trenches in the closing months of the war. The Fokker D VII earned a reputation as the most formidable fighter of the war, yet the SPAD XIII’s greater speed, especially in a dive, and its outstanding ......
9781857803174

Japanese Secret Projects : Experimental Aircraft Ija & Ijn

Author: Edwin Dyer Code: 22606 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: DLS AUSTRALIA Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher's notes: Secret and X-Plane aircraft projects remain highly popular with historians, enthusiasts, modellers and the flight sim community. Surprisingly, secret Japanese planes of World War 2 remain an area which has been largely ignored due to scarcity of information. They do, however, have a large base of interest as unlike the ......
9781906502287

Black Fokker Leader

Author: Peter Kilduff Code: 22341 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
Jacket notes: One of the most noteworthy German fighter pilots of World War I was Leutnant der Reserve Carl Degelow, whose squadron of mostly black Fokker D.VII fighters posed a formidable threat to some of Britain's most celebrated air units on the Western Front. Degelow had a unique approach to aerial combat which fascinated the author, ......
9781906502393

Halifax Down - On the Run from the Gestapo, 1944

Author: Tom Wingham Code: 22345 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
Offers an insight into the experience of a heavy bomber crew shot down in World War Two.
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Most Secret Squadron - The First Full Story of 618 Squadron

Author: Des Curtis Code: 22340 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 01/07/2009 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
618 Squadron RAF was a special purpose squadron, equipped with modified Mosquito bombers and an anti-shipping variant of Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb. Targets such as the pocket battleship Tirpitz were proposed. Another section of the squadron had Mosquitos fitted with 6-pounder cannon, which proved very effective against U-boats. All in all a ......
9780007235360

Spitfire Women of World War II

Author: Giles Whittell Code: 21881 Price: AU $20.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: GARDNERS BOOKS Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher's Notes: This is the incredible story of an exclusive wartime sisterhood: a group of courageous, individual, gifted women who, in exceptionally dangerous circumstances, flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to the frontline of World War II. The women of Air Transport Auxilliary came from every continent, and every background ......
9781904943396

Diver! Diver! Diver!

Author: Brian Cull Code: 21582 Price: AU $79.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
The 'Divers' of the title are the German V1 flying bombs that were used to bombard Britain in 1944 and 1945. This book is a comprehensive description of the fight by allied pilots against the V1, chasing them down in Tempests, Typhoons, Spitfires, Mustangs, Mosquitoes, Beaufighters and Meteors (the official RAF hunters) and in P47, P51 and P61 ......
9781906537012

2nd Tactical Air Force Volume 4 : Squadrons, Camouflage and Markings

Author: Christopher Shores Code: 21637 Price: AU $95.00 Format: Hardback / 176 pages Publisher: IAN ALLAN PUBLISHING Published date: 01/07/2008 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Volume 4 of Shores & Thomas's detailed history of the 2nd Tactical Air Force covers the squadrons, their comaouflage and markings and the tactics used from 1943 to 1945. A wonderful reference for historians or model makers.
9781904943860

Bomber Boys

Dramatic and True-Life Experiences Over Occupied Europe,1942-45 Author: Mel Rolfe Code: 33580 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: GRUB Published date: 15/04/2007 Availability: Available. Please contact us for availability details
Lancaster pilot Victor Woods aircraft arrived too early over Gelsenkirchen when the target was shrouded in darkness and the Main Force miles behind. His bomber was suddenly struck with terrifying force by flak and turned upside-down. An engine was on fire, the unconscious mid-upper gunner, slumped over his turret, was being sprayed with petrol and ......
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Dogfights Complete Season 2 DVD (5 Disc Set)

Author: History Channel Code: 24063 Price: AU $54.95 Format: DVD / 795 mins Publisher: BEYOND HOME ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Producer's notes: High above the ground at speeds reaching thousands of kilometres per hour fighter aircraft face off in some of the most intense battles in the history of warfare. HISTORY brings these battles to life in Dogfights, a riveting documentary series that follows the development of air combat from the planes of the First World War to ......
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The Battle of Britian (Movie) DVD

Author: All Interactive Distribution Code: 25278 Price: AU $24.95 Format: DVD / 133 mins Publisher: ALL INTERACTIVE DISTRIBUTION Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Producer's notes: Featuring a "big stellar cast" (Variety), including Sir Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Sir Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Robert Shaw and Susannah York, Battle of Britain is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of ......
9781841766072

B-52 Stratofortress Units In Combat 1955 - 1973

Author: J Lake Code: 21697 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 95 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 01/01/2000 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher's notes: Designed to form the backbone of Strategic Air Command's nuclear deterrent, the B-52 performed vital Cold War service by standing ready to fly atomic strikes against the USSR, using a succession of ever more devastating weapons. In 1965, Stratofortresses were deployed to Southeast Asia, where they formed the backbone of the ......
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