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9781526747716

Empty Sky

RAF Voices from the Fall of France and Battle of Britain Author: Higgs, Colin Code: 57026 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 248 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/12/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2019
This new book is based on the graphic, filmed interviews of some of The Few', veterans of the Battle of Britain.
9781526705723

The Men Who Flew the Hawker Hunter

Author: W, Bowman, Martin Code: 56800 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/10/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2019
This book features a wealth of first-hand testimony drawn from pilots who flew the outstanding Hawker Hunter.
9781922265494

Unbowed

A Soldier's extraordinary journey back from paralysis Author: Hedderman, Billy Code: 57042 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
‘I woke to the sight of a hospital ceiling. For that first blissful second, I forgot that I was paralysed.’ On 31 December 2014 Billy Hedderman suffered a catastrophic injury to his spinal cord while body-boarding on the Sunshine Coast, paralysing him almost completely from the neck down.
9780008280529

Chastise

The Dambusters Story 1943 Author: Hastings, Max Code: 57179 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 464 pages Publisher: WILLIAM COLLINS Published date: 31/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.
9781743795491

The Oarsmen

The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace Author: Patterson, Scott Code: 57514 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HARDIE GRANT EGMONT Published date: 13/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

At the end of the First World War, there were 270,000 demobilised Australian soldiers in Europe. Getting them home after the Armistice was a task of epic proportions that would take more than two years. In the meantime, how to keep these disgruntled, damaged men with guns occupied? In a word: sport. The Oarsmen tells the story of the servicemen ......

9781445694399

Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World Wa

Northwestern Europe - from the Battle of Britain to the Battle of German Author: Eriksson, Patrick Code: 57149 Price: AU $22.39 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 10/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
New paperback edition - The experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, and diary and flying log book extracts, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.
9781526723123

Aero-Neurosis

Pilots of the First World War and the Psychological Legacies of Combat Author: C, Wilkins, Mark Code: 56025 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 08/08/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This book focuses on the early days of aviation psychiatry as it developed, symbiotically, with the war itself.
9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 24/07/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
9781526742223

Lionel Morris and the Red Baron

Air War on the Somme Author: Jill, Bush, Code: 56802 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 24/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Using previously unpublished archive material, this biography captures the atmosphere of that extraordinary summer on the Somme, when pilots lived in the stretch and sag of nerves'.
9781911621430

War Amongst the Clouds

My Flying Experiences in World War I and the Follow-On Years Author: Granville White, Hugh Code: 57029 Price: AU $40.74 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 16/07/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This is a story written by a young man who trained as a pilot, and then flew with the Royal Flying Corps in France during the First World War, eventually to become an ace. With the end of the First World War, his son continues the story of a remarkable career and life. A timely reminder of the difficulties that young pilots faced during WWI.
9781526705686

The Men Who Flew the Halifax

Author: W, Bowman, Martin Code: 56668 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/07/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2019
Covers the period 1942-_1_945, looking in particular at the Halifax's encounters with the Luftwaffe and the individual experiences of the men involved in such engagements.
9781472834737

Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway

Author: Rigby, David Code: 56102 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 384 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 30/06/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
During the Battle of Midway in June 1942, US Navy dive bomber pilot Wade McClusky proved himself to be one of the greatest pilots and combat leaders in American history, but his story has never been told - until now. It was Wade McClusky who remained calm when the Japanese fleet was not where it was expected to be. It was he who made the ......
9781784382537

An Eagle's Odyssey

My Decade as a Pilot in Hitler's Luftwaffe Author: Johannes, Kaufmann, Code: 56737 Price: AU $40.72 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 10/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A gripping first-hand tale of life in the Luftwaffe.
9781999812867

Bomber Pilot

Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire's Classic Second World War Memoir Author: Cheshire, Leonard Code: 56712 Price: AU $40.64 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 04/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire's classic Second World War memoir of his first three years serving with Bomber Command.
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.

9781526756619

A Spitfire Girl

One of the World's Greatest Female ATA Ferry Pilots Tells Her Story Author: Ellis, Mary Code: 56693 Price: AU $30.54 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS Published date: 07/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Mary Ellis was one of the first pilots and one of only three women to take the controls of the new Meteor fast jet.
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.
9781925773422

Hell Of A Time

An Australian Soldier's Diary of the Great War Author: Ayton, Philip Owen Code: 56626 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 416 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 02/04/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI
9781911621874

D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story

RAF Bomber Command and the US Eighth Air Force Support to the Normandy I Author: Darlow, Stephen Code: 57018 Price: AU $50.93 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 29/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Reissued for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, D-Day Bombers: The Veterans' Story is largely an eyewitness account of the vital heavy bomber contribution to the success of the D-Day landings and therefore to the winning of the war in Europe.
9781682473702

Admiral John S. McCain and the Triumph of Naval Air Power

Author: Trimble, William F. Code: 55835 Price: AU $57.20 Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 26/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Covers the life and professional career of Adm. John S. McCain Sr. Spanning the first half of the twentieth century, McCain's career highlights the integration of aviation into the Navy emphasizing the evolution of the aircraft carrier from a tactical element of the fleet stressing sea control to a force capable of long-range power projection.
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.
9780907579342

Nine Lives

... an excellent first-hand account of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain Author: Deere, Alan C Code: 56559 Price: AU $18.31 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 28/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is the autobiography of Alan Deere, New Zealand's most famous RAF pilot who saw action from the Munich Crisis to the invasion of France in 1944.
9780907579298

Sky Tiger

The Story of Sailor Malan Author: Franks, Norman Code: 56558 Price: AU $18.31 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 28/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This is the biography of the renowned WWII South African Spitfire pilot Adolf (Sailor) Malan. The book recounts how he rose in less than 15 months to be acknowledged as Britain's premier fighter pilot.
9780907579397

Rear Gunner Pathfinders

Author: Smith, Ron Code: 56556 Price: AU $18.31 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 28/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
This is a gripping narrative of what it was like to serve and fight with Bomber Command in World War 2 told by a participant in the struggle and one which offers a very unusual personal perspective on the conflict.
9780907579243

Wing Leader

Alied Fighter-Pilot of WW2 Author: Johnson, Johnnie Code: 56540 Price: AU $20.35 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The thrilling story of the top-scoring Allied fighter pilot of the 2nd World War `Johnnie' Johnson, who served with Fighter Command squadrons throughout the war, scoring his 38th and final victory in September 1944.
9781445675664

Alarmstart East

The German Fighter Pilot's Experience on the Eastern Front 1941-1945 Author: Eriksson, Patrick G. Code: 55489 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, and diary and flying log book extracts, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.
9780733640902

Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance

The stirring story of an Australian hero Author: Veitch, Michael Code: 57637 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: HACHETTE AUSTRALIA Published date: 29/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.
9781445686592

Battle of Britain Voices

37 Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories Author: Reeve, Jonathan Code: 56529 Price: AU $40.74 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The most comprehensive collection of fighter pilot accounts ever published, together with 150 photographs, many in colour.
9781742235868

The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean

Author: Burness, Peter Code: 55503 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 644 pages Publisher: NEWSOUTH PUBLISHING Published date: 11/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Australia's official First World War correspondent Charles Bean saw more of the Australian army's activities and battles on the Western Front than anyone. Bean's private wartime diaries form a unique and personal record of his experiences and observations throughout the war and were the basis of his twelve-volume official war history.
9780750987844

Spitfire: Pilots' Stories

Author: Price, Dr Alfred Code: 55497 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 11/12/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The adventures of some sixty pilots and ground crewmen who flew or worked on the Spitfire during World War 2
9781925675290

Monash

As Military Commander Author: Pedersen, Peter Code: 51116 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 324 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 04/12/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

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 ......

9781682473580

The Man Who Took the Rap

Sir Robert Brooke-Popham and the Fall of Singapore Author: Dye, Peter Code: 52406 Price: AU $66.00 Format: Hardback / 432 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 24/10/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This is the first biography of Sir Robert Brooke-Popham, a key figure in the early development of airpower, whose significant and varied achievements have been overlooked because of his subsequent involvement in the fall of Singapore. It highlights Brooke-Pophams role in developing the first modern military logistic system, the creation of the ......

9781925675832

Duty Nobly Done

An extraordinary account of 11 family members in the Great War Author: Holloway, Adam Code: 52390 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 484 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/10/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

This is the extraordinary true story of 11 young Australian men from one extended family and their experiences in the great adventure that would change their lives — the Great War. Author Adam Holloway, a direct descendant, takes the reader into the lives of each of these men as they embark on a journey from which they are unlikely to return. ......

9781760790479

A History of the Australian Military

From the First Fleet to the Modern Day Author: Moore, Jonathon Code: 52354 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/10/2018 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

Australia is a remote nation, tucked away in the southern hemisphere with a tiny population compared to their densely populated neighbours to the North. Despite this, over the past two hundred years the Australian military has punched well above its weight, earning a reputation for bravery and efficiency unrivalled in the modern world. ......

9781922131515

Rocket Man

Von Braun: Nazi at NASA Author: Astridge, Paula Code: 52391 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 370 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

RELEASED IN CELEBRATION OF THE 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST MOON LANDING. Baron Wernher von Braun is one of the most controversial men in history. While he was responsible for the V-2 missile which caused devastation and killed thousands during WW2, he is also celebrated as the man who flew us to the moon in Apollo 11. Was he good or bad? 

9781925675719

Frederick Whirlpool VC

Australia's Hidden Victoria Cross Author: Leek, Alan Code: 52388 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 265 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 05/09/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

"A riveting historical mystery that sweeps four continents and fills a void in the Victoria Cross story." Frederick Whirlpool’s Victoria Cross is displayed near the entrance to the Hall of Valour at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. It was the first VC pinned to an Australian uniform, yet almost nothing was known about its enigmatic ......

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